§ Flying Officer Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will now state when the Victoria Road Church Hall, Leicester, will be derequisitioned.
§ Mr. Lawson
The Victoria Road Church Hall is an integral part of the accommodation of the R.E.M.E. Record Office which is still heavily engaged on its work in connection with demobilisation and re-organisation of the Army. I regret therefore that I cannot foresee any early release of this property. At the same time, I would emphasise that the problem of re-accommodating Record Offices in War Department accommodation is already being examined in detail and the property will be surrendered as soon as alternative accommodation can be found and the run down of the Army permits.