HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 c359W
129. Mr. Eccles

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the conditions under which certain members of the staff in the Department of the Official Receivers in Companies Liquidation are working at Columbia House, Aldwych, where for two-and-half years the windows have been without glass, two doors blown off and left unrepaired, and where lack of storage space for fuel often means lack of adequate central heating for several days during the winter months and what steps he is taking to remedy the situation which is undermining the health of the staff.

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir. This building is held partly on requisition and partly on monthly tenancy and the landlords are responsible for heating and maintenance. After considerable negotiation with the landlords repair of the windows is now in hand and should be completed in about a fortnight. I understand that there are no doors needing attention. The heating installation has been repaired and should now be satisfactory.