HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1684-6W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Works what accommodation is still being retained under the Defence of the Realm Regula- tionsor Requisitioning Orders by various Government Departments in the district council areas of Abingdon Wantage, Faringdon, Wallingford and Bradfield, in the county of Berkshire, and also in the boroughs of Abingdon and Wallingford and the urban district of Wantage, taking into account that on 9th October 349 properties were held by Government Departments on requisition in these areas.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am informed that the Government Departments concerned hold 330 properties on requisition in the several areas referred to.

Mr. Srudholme

asked the Minister of Works if he will provide a list of the towns in which are situated the 2,699 hotels at present in Government occupation, with the number occupied in each town.

Mr. Tomlinson

I append a list of the towns, containing ten or more hotels each, together with particulars of the number occupied in each town.

Town. Number of Hotels Occupied
Region 1:
Scarborough 43
Whitby 22
Region 2:
Bridlington 26
Harrogate 26
Region 3:
Skegness 22
Region 4:
Lowestoft 21
Southend 25
Great Yarmouth 69
Felixstowe 11
Cromer 51
Hunstanton 37
Sherringham 14
Clacton-on-Sea 47
Westcliffe-on-Sea 10
Region 5:
London 86
Region 6:
Swanage 23
Weymouth 18
Bournemouth 108
Boscombe 40
Region 7:
Ilfracombe 23
Torquay 42
Weston-super-Mare 26
Newquay 21
Woolacombe 17
Minehead 10
Bath 12
Penzance 14

Town. Number of Hotels Occupied.
Region 8:
Towyn 15
Barmouth 25
Colwyn Bay 28
Rhos-on-Sea 19
Rhyl 23
Llandudno 41
Tenby 32
Llandrindod Wells 15
Region 9:
Stratford-on-Avon 13
Region 10:
Blackpool 64
Douglas, Isle of Man 178
Morecambe 14
St. Annes-on-Sea 13
Southport 20
Region 11:
Rothesay 12
Dunbar 15
North Berwick 10
St. Andrews 13
Inverness 12
Edinburgh 17
Strathpefler 11
Region 12:
Folkestone 50
Margate 59
Brighton 38
Bognor Regis 16
Eastbourne 53
Worthing 19
Total 1,700

The remaining hotels are scattered over the country in 428 towns and villages, and the complete topographical details of these holdings would, I consider, be too lengthy to justify their inclusion in the Official Report. It may be added that many of the hotels in question are in course of being derequisitioned, or will shortly be derequisitioned, to the owners.