HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 c41W
Sir C. Headlam

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether it is the intention to move again the tenants of North End House, West Kensington, who were evacuated from one block of those flats last August to make room for refugees; and, if so, whether, as there is so much vacant accommodation in London, a second removal of these tenants at considerable public expense will be avoided?

Mr. Hicks

It is the intention to take more accommodation at North End House, West Kensington, for the housing of a further party of evacuees. It is essential that they should be kept together and it is not possible therefore to house them in isolated vacant premises, as my hon. Friend suggests. The alternative arrangement which has been made for rehousing the dispossessed tenants in other accommodation in the mansions was suggested by a deputation representative of the tenants themselves as being acceptable to them.