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Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 21st November 1939.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Levy Mr Thomas Levy , Elland

asked the First Commissioner of Works how many hotels and similar establishments which were commandeered, pending occupation by Government Departments, have now been relinquished; and what is the estimated cost of temporarily taking over those places which were not required?

Photo of Mr Herwald Ramsbotham Mr Herwald Ramsbotham , Lancaster

The number of hotels released by my Department is two. The question of compensation is under consideration, and, pending discussion, I am not in a position to furnish an estimate.