HC Deb 26 October 1943 vol 393 cc41-2W
Mr. McNeil

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many dwelling-houses his Ministry has, since the outbreak of war, requisitioned, bought, rented or otherwise acquired for Service use in a burgh of which he has been informed; what is the total of bedrooms and of public rooms thus removed from public use; how many of these rooms are now used otherwise than as dwellings; and what other buildings, or parts of buildings, have been similarly acquired in this area over the same period?

Mr. Alexander

Since the outbreak of war 63 dwelling-houses comprising a total of 293 bedrooms and 110 public rooms have been taken over in this place by the Admiralty. Of these rooms, 38 bedrooms and 16 public rooms only are used otherwise than as living accommodation. The number of other buildings or parts of buildings taken over in this area during the same period is 62.