HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c371W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what steps are taken to provide new accommodation for the wives and families of Admiralty civil servants posted from Portsmouth to Bath, in view of the expense and inconvenience incurred in cases of enforced separation

Mr. J. Edwards

In the same way as the rest of the population, Admiralty civil staff stationed at Bath depend for the allocation of new houses upon the local authority and the grant of licences for private building. The Admiralty keeps in the closest touch with the local authority and with the Ministry of Health, and is satisfied that its staff has been receiving a reasonable proportion of the new houses built by the local authority and of the licences for private building which it is permitted to issue.