HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 c2837W
Colonel Clarke

asked the Home Secretary whether, when insisting on the rebuilding of the existing headquarters of the police at Lewes, at a cost which it is estimated will amount to at least £ 45,000, he has given full consideration to the present need for conserving our national resources, the rival claims by rearmament for constructional work of this kind, and the need for reserving public works to provide employment when the peak of rearmament is passed?

Mr. Peake

My right hon. Friend is advised that the provision of new headquarters is essential in the interests of the efficiency of the East Sussex Constabulary and he does not think that any of the considerations mentioned would justify further delay in this case.