HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1662-3W
Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for War why, in view of the considerable number of large houses still unoccupied in various parts of London it is still necessary for the Provost Department of the A.T.S. to occupy the offices of Rowton Houses Ltd., in Buckingham Palace Gardens; and whether, taking in view the useful social work which this institution performs, he will make special efforts to secure the release of these premises without delay.

Mr. Bellenger

There are no large houses held by the War Department in London which are unoccupied. The reason for the retention of these particular premises is that there is at present no alternative accommodation for theunit. I hope that alternative accommodation will become available in the Spring of 1946, but I am unable to give a specific date at present.