HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 c120W
123. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware that Union House, St. Martins Le Grand, London, W.C.1, is still held under requisition by Her Majesty's Government, notwithstanding repeated assurances from the Directorate of Lands and Accommodation that the property would be derequisitioned at an early date; that important carpet export business is being prejudiced by the failure of the Directorate to return to Tomkinsons, carpet manufacturers of Kidderminster, that part of Union House formerly used by them in the terms of a commercial lease, as an export showroom for carpets; and whether he will derequisition at an early date that part of Union House formerly occupied by Tomkinsons Limited, following shortly thereafter with a complete derequisition of all the accommodation at Union House which has been in the hands of his Department since 1941.

Mr. Eccles

I understand that alternative accommodation has been found which the Post Office, who occupy part of Messrs. Tomkinsons' premises, are prepared to accept. Part of Messrs. Tomkinsons' premises will then be derequisitioned, and they will be willing to give my Department a lease of their remaining accommodation in Union House.