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Wells House Hotel, Ilkley

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 12 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Works what is the cost to the taxpayer to date of Wells House Hotel, Ilkley; for what purpose was it intended to be used; how long has it been empty and what it is proposed to do with it now.

The total cost to the taxpayer of Wells House Hotel, Ilkley, is £47,500. It was occupied by the Wool Control from September, 1939, to 30th November, 1946, since which date it has been vacant. The total cost of the Wool Control occupation was £29,249. The premises are now being derequisitioned.

asked the Minister of Works how much rent per month has been paid for Wells House Hotel, Ilkley; how many months have elapsed since the Wool Control vacated it; and how much does he expect to have to pay to the owners in compensation for the alterations now that it has been de-requisitioned.

The compensation rent paid for Wells House Hotel, Ilkley, was £179 per month. The Wool Control vacated the premises on 30th November, 1946, and the terms of de-requisitioning are now being negotiated.