§ Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it would add to the comfort of the workpeople employed at Milton, and also to the economical and efficient working of the stores, to provide the staff there with housing accommodation at or near their place of work; what steps have been taken in this matter, and when any definite decision is likely to be arrived at; and if, in the event of permanent accommodation not being made available, could use be made of unoccupied Army huts or buildings in the neighbourhood for this purpose?2467W
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Air Ministry are alive to the desirability of making provision for the accommodation of the workpeople at Milton nearer to their work, but the responsibility for providing such accommodation rests with the local authorities rather than with the Ministry. Endeavour has been made, but without success, to induce the local authorities to take over the unoccupied huts that are available and adapt them for use as residences for the workpeople. The question whether the adaptation of the huts can be undertaken by the Air Ministry is at present under consideration.