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Requisitioned Flats, Westminster

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Works whether he is now able to derequisition three blocks of flats in Ashley Gardens recently evacuated by the War Office; what is the total area of floor space in these flats; how much of that area consists of bathrooms, kitchens, corridors, etc.; and how many families could be accommodated in these flats with suitable adaptation.

I regret that I am unable to derequisition these flats at present. Their total area is approximately 90,000 square feet of which about 27,000 square feet consists of bathrooms, kitchens, corridors, etc. I understand that the Westminster City Council estimate that not more than 84 families could be housed in these flats, after suitable adaptations.