HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1334W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a school formerly in Kent, whose name has been submitted to him, requisitioned by his Department four years ago, finds that in the Northamptonshire premises allocated to it, owing to defective sanitation, there has been an outbreak of paratyphoid fever; and whether, as the immediate need which occasioned the original requisition has largely disappeared and the requisitioned school has been empty for months on end, he will consider the immediate restoration to the school of its own establishment in Kent.

Sir J. Griģģ

My hon. Friend will appreciate that it is not possible to de-requisition property immediately it becomes vacant if, as far as can reasonably be estimated, it is likely to be needed to meet a future commitment. The school in question formed part of a block of accommodation for which there was such a probable requirement. All holdings of requisitioned property are, however, kept under constant review, and I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that as a result of a recent change in requirements in this particular locality it has now been found possible to de-requisition these premises.

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