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Hostel, Featherstone

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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89.

asked the Minister of Supply why notices to quit have been issued to residents of his Department's hostel at Brinsford Lodge, Featherstone, Staffordshire; whether he will take action to provide alternative accommodation, especially in the case of married couples; and to what Department he expects to hand over the hostel.

This hostel was originally used to house employees of a Ministry of Supply agency factory at Featherstone and the running of the hostel by the Ministry is no longer justified by the needs of its employees. Of the small number for which the Ministry of Supply is responsible, accommodation is being retained for 10 married couples and the remainder of the hostel, when empty, will be handed over to the Ministry of Works for re-allocation according to claims of priority. Government Departments concerned are taking all possible steps to assist the other residents to find alternative accommodation.