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Requisitioned Properties (Sussex)

Volume 409: debated on Thursday 29 March 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex and the Sussex County Army Welfare officials, serving men and their families, many local authorities, property owners and others in the county are perturbed at the present and possible future results of the continued requisitions by his Department of a large number of schools and houses, many of which are not being used; and will he by statement or practical action allay the growing anxiety.

I am well aware of this problem, and I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for London University (Sir E. Graham-Little) on Tuesday. I do not think that I can add anything to the many assurances I have already given that this matter constantly engages my personal attention, and that no property will be held under requisition unless it is essential to retain it.