§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the: Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether he is aware 1267W that the additional space for the increase of staff in the new tax office building at Ellesmere Road, Eccles, is being obtained by requisitioning part of a private house next door and by knocking a hole in a party wall; that the occupier has protested; and whether, as the Manchester 17th district is already satisfactory housed and that instructions have been issued that premises should be requisitioned only where it is obsolutely essential, he will give instructions for a search for more suitable office accommodation than this to be found?
§ Mr. Hicks
As I informed the hon. Member in reply to a Question on 30th September, it has been decided that this tax district must be rehoused. I am awaiting a further report on the possibility of finding other premises than those in Ellesmere Road, but if, as seems probable, nothing suitable can be found, the present proposals must he carried out.