§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Works what accommodation is still being retained under the Defence of the Realm Regula- 1685W 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.
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.