HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c41W
105. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Works to what use it is proposed to put Halstead Place, Kent; and how long it has been under the care of his Department.

Mr. Eccles

My Department held Halstead Place on lease from 1939 until the mansion, chapel and grounds, were surrendered to the owners, Kent County Council, in September, 1948. The remaining outbuildings were surrendered in September, 1950. Certain outbuildings were re-let to the Ministry for storage on a tenancy expiring at the end of this year. Apart from this, my Department has no proposals for the use of Halstead Place.