Requisitioned Property

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

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Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Minister of Works if he will give a date for the de-requisitioning of 48–51, Old Gloucester Street, as these premises are urgently required by Faraday House Electrical Engineering College.

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

I cannot give a date for derequisitioning these premises, but I am glad to say that other accommodation has now been found for the present occupiers. The new premises will have to be adapted but the work will proceed as quickly as possible.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that in the meantime this college is suffering enormously from lack of facilities and that the training of ex-Service men is being held up? Will he say definitely when the new premises are likely to be ready?

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

As I said, I cannot say when they will be ready, but the present occupiers are going out and the adaptation will be carried out as quickly as possible.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

Will the right hon. Gentleman give a more satisfactory answer? I have asked when the premises will be released and he refuses to give me the information.

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

I have said that accommodation has been found and I will do this other job as quickly as possible.