The hostels, which were established solely as a war measure, are being closed, and the land on which they stand handed back to the owners, as it is no part of the duty of my Department, nor is it desirable, that it should manage such institutions. I do not understand the hon. Member's reference to the closing of other buildings.
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the effect of closing one of these hostels means that nearly 300 men, mostly unemployed, will be thrown on the streets, and will he further consider the matter?