Married Police Quarters (Euston Road).

Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Traffic. – in the House of Commons at on 17 March 1927.

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Photo of Mr John Hopkins Mr John Hopkins , St Pancras South East

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that about seven years ago a large site in the Euston Road was purchased in order to build quarters for married policemen; and, seeing that the site has remained derelict ever since with consequent loss of money in interest and the land is now four sale, notwithstanding that these men have even greater difficulty in finding house room, will he reconsider this matter?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

The site was purchased as stated with a view to the erection of a block of married quarters. It has not been used, because more suitable sites have been found, and a larger number of quarters have been erected, or are in course of erection, elsewhere. I have little doubt that the site will be sold on favourable terms.

Photo of Mr John Hopkins Mr John Hopkins , St Pancras South East

Has there been any provision of married quarters?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I myself opened some married quarters about six months ago not far from this spot, and they are admirable buildings.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Has any attempt been made to sell this site, which has been lying idle for several years?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

Yes; steps are now being taken, at my direction, to dispose of this site.