HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1556W
Mr. Haslam

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in regard to the proposed requisitioning of a certain hotel, he will take into account the grave effect on the livelihood of many inhabitants of the district, and also the great expense in which it will involve the country on account of the exceptionally costly nature of the decorations, fittings, furniture and various effects; and whether he will ascertain the opinion of a reputable firm of estate agents before proceeding further in the matter?

Sir A. Sinclair

The requisitioning of this property has been suspended while possible alternatives are being further examined. I can, however, give no assurance that it may not eventually be necessary to proceed. The views of all parties concerned, including a local firm of estate agents, were fully represented and most carefully considered.