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Requisitioned Hotels, Brighton

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Works whether he has considered a letter from the Brighton Cor- poration informing him of the number of conferences scheduled to be held in Brighton during the coming year; whether he is aware that these conferences, essential to the borough's prosperity, cannot be held until the leading hotels have been derequisitioned; and whether he will give a reply to enable the council to decide whether such conferences can or cannot be undertaken next year.

:The matter referred to in the letter from the Brighton Corporation, which I have seen, concerns a number of Departments, particularly the War Office, who hold 12, and the Air Ministry, who hold 16 of the 30 hotels under requisition. I have accordingly brought the matter to the attention of the Secretary of State for War and the Secretary of State for Air, and a considered reply will be sent to the town clerk as soon as possible.