§ Wing-Commander Robinson
asked the Minister of Works (1) if he will give a complete list of requisitioned houses and other properties in the county borough of Blackpool, naming, in each case, the Government Department concerned; whether each of these properties is occupied; and if he will give the approximate date when each of these properties will be derequisitioned;
(2) if he will give a complete list of requisitioned houses and other properties in the borough of Lytham St. Annes, 391W naming, in each case the Government Department concerned; whether each of these properties is occupied; and if he will give the approximate date when each of these properties will be derequisitioned.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The accommodation occupied by Government Departments in Blackpool and Lytham St. Annes is under active review and I am in correspondence with the hon. and gallant Member.
§ Commander Noble
asked the Minister of Works on what dates he expects to derequisition the 108 premises in Chelsea at present held by his Department, many of which are flats and houses.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The premises held on requisition in Chelsea by my Department consist of flats, large houses, parts of departmental stores and an hotel. Certain of the flats and the hotel will be released when vacated presently by the American Forces, and it is hoped to derequisition the remainder of the flats when alternative accommodation can be provided for staffs in occupation in about six to nine months' time. Most of the large houses are not readily convertible for use by more than one family, and these must be retained for the time being so that priority can be given to the release of other residential accommodation. It is not possible to state at present when the accommodation in departmental stores will be released.