asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the shortage of labour and materials, he is satisfied that the erection of a special building on Hampton's site in Trafalgar Square for the War Savings Campaign is necessary; and what steps were taken to try and secure suitable existing accommodation?
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. War Savings efforts in Central London tend to radiate from Trafalgar Square, and the simple structure which is being erected will be of particular value as a propaganda and selling centre for the War Savings Campaign. No similar accommodation is available in the Square. I may add that this most valuable publicity site and the structure which is being erected on it have been given free of all cost to the National Savings Committee by Messrs. Hamptons for the duration of the War.