HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 c432W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions what is the housing capacity of the Archery Road hostel, Eltham; what is the number of men at present resident there; and to what use is the hostel to be put in the future?


The men's hostel at Archery Road, Eltham, was originally designed to provide accommodation for 1,000, but part of the buildings have now been converted into cottages, thereby reducing the accommodation to 570. It was decided to dispose of this property, and notices were accordingly given to the occupiers, for whom alternative accommodation is available in another hostel in the neighbourhood. These notices expired on the 29th of last month, but some 150 persons are still in occupation of the building. The London Housing Board have so far been unable to induce the local authority to take over the premises.