§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the shortage, evidence of which has been submitted to him, of houses in the Harley Street area for medical consultants; that this shortage will increase with the return of consultants from war service and is partly occasioned by the continued requisition of 56 houses in the area by Government Departments; and if he will take steps to remedy this position as soon as possible.
§ The Prime Minister
The majority of the houses in the Harley Street area requisitioned by Government Departments are used to house American officers, so as to reduce the pressure upon the limited hotel accommodation of London; as offices for French Missions and branches of the French Embassy; and as hostels. The possibility of reducing the number retained is being examined with the occupying authorities and any houses which can be vacated will be released. Five requisitioned houses now vacant are being released immediately.