HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc167-8W
Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to set up a leave centre in Düsseldorf and how many dwelling units for the civilian population could be provided if the main project was abandoned and the living accommodation only, which it was intended to establish under it, was proceeded with.

Mr. Bellenger

Yes, Sir. The main project is to use one existing building—a museum. All living accommodation is being built separately, from German materials. Obviously the leave centre would he useless without the central block of the museum which will contain all the amenities, such as clubs, restaurants and cinema. If the museum were used for housing civilians with communal dining and cooking, about 600 people could be accommodated allowing 60 foot super each, once partitions had been built.