HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c95W
Mr. Lever

asked the Minister of Supply what is the rent of a factory in Lancashire leased by his Department, particulars of which have been supplied to him; what part of this factory has been sub-let; at what rental and to whom; and whether such sub-letting received his permission.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

I regret that it is contrary to established practice to disclose rents paid for Government surplus factories. The property has been leased on the standard terms for such factories and the rent has been assessed at a level which takes into account the age and state of repair of the buildings. No part of the factory has been sub-let, but a part is being used by the lessees, with my permission, for a warehousing contract which includes the services of the lessees in handling and storing goods.