HC Deb 20 July 1954 vol 530 c1162
34. Mr. R. Bell

asked the Minister of Works when his Department proposes to release Adastral House from requisition.

Sir D. Eccles

I expect to release Adastral House by 30th June, 1955. If I can do so earlier, I will.

Mr. Bell

Does my right hon. Friend realise that any uncertainty about the date of release, added to the shortness of the proposed notice, makes it very difficult to relet a vast building like this, which has been in Air Ministry occupation for 35 years and was requisitioned only in 1946 when the lease ran out?

Sir D. Eccles

I am advised that the notice of almost a year is adequate for the purpose of successfully negotiating about the future of the building.