§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Minister of Works (1) how many hotels in the London area are still requisitioned by his Department; and how many of them are still in use;
(2) whether, in view of the demand under present conditions for hotel accommodation in the London area from Government delegations, business men and others engaged on work of national 1826W importance, he will in the near future derequisition some of the hotels which have been taken over by his Ministry in this area.
§ Mr. Sandys
Forty-four hotels in London are held on requisition by my Department. They are used primarily for housing building operatives and as hostels for the American Red Cross. One hotel only is at the moment not in use but will shortly be occupied by Canadian Auxiliary Services. The shortage of hotel accommodation is appreciated and hotels will be derequisitioned as soon as the urgent services for which they are required permit.