§ 33. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it is proposed to build a new fire station at Lyndhurst, Hampshire, which will take labour and materials away from the council's main task of providing houses.
§ Mr. Ede
A new fire station is needed at Lyndhurst in order to enable the requisitioned premises which have been used for the last few years to be given up and because it is not possible from the old prewar station to provide adequate cover for the important area served from this centre. As regards competition with the building of new houses, the systems of priorities in respect of building labour and materials set up by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works will apply to this job.