Censorship Premises, Belfast.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 10th July 1941.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Minister of Information whether he is satisfied that in the terms of the Whitley Council for civil servants the censorship building in Belfast affords sufficient accommodation for the staff employed; and what shelters have been provided in the case of air raids?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

The premises originally occupied by the Belfast Censorship Unit were destroyed by enemy action on 4th-5th May, 1941. Emergency accommodation was secured which was found unsuitable. The Censorship Department was offered the present accommodation, which is situated outside the vulnerable area and is the best available in the circumstances. Certain alterations to the premises are about to be effected which will eliminate any overcrowding and provide adequate air-raid shelter accommodation.

Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

May I thank my hon. Friend for that answer, which will give great satisfaction?