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Requisitioned Premises, Edinburgh

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Works whether he will now derequisition the premises owned by the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company at Nos. 10–11, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, in order that the railway company may proceed with its scheme for converting these premises into six separate dwelling houses for the use of employees of the company who are at present inadequately housed.

I regret that the retention of these premises by my Department is necessary owing to the shortage of office accommodation in Edinburgh.

In view of the recommendations contained in the recent Report of the Select Committee on Estimates, will the Minister do his best to expedite the release of these premises?