HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc101-2W
Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Minister of Works for what purpose premises at Arlesey, Bedfordshire, previously occupied by Mr. Trigg, are being converted by his Department for official use.

Mr. Key

These premises, which have been leased from Mr. Trigg, are being prepared as a local office of the Ministry of National Insurance.

Mr. Key

Yes. The hotel was held on requisition for use as offices and there was no prospect of our being able to dispense with it for some years. Also, we had good reason to believe that the building would, in any case, be let as offices when it was derequisitioned. In these circumstances we entered into negotiations for a lease.

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