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Requisitioned Properties

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Works how many hotels, large houses, small houses and flats, respectively, in the United Kingdom are at present requisitioned by the Government for any other use than dwelling accommodation; and how many of each category have been released for use as dwelling accommodation since 31st March.

The number of hotels held on requisition in the United Kingdom (including London) by all Departments at 30th September last, for use other than as family dwellings, was 61. On the same basis 854 large houses, 355 small houses and 287 flats were held by Departments other than the Health Departments. Seven hotels, 156 large houses, 65 small houses and 311 flats have been released since 31st March, 1950, of which 10 large houses and three flats have been transferred to the Ministry of Health for dwelling purposes.

asked the Minister of Works how many hotels, large houses, small houses and flats, respectively, in the London Civil Defence Region are at present requisitioned by the Government for other use than dwelling accommodation; and how many of each category have been released for use as dwelling accommodation since 31st March.

At 30th September last 11 hotels and a part of another, 427 large houses, 151 small houses and 234 flats were held on requisition by Government Departments in the London Civil Defence Region for purposes other than family dwellings. Since 31st March, 1950, part of one hotel, 68 large houses, 21 small houses, and 305 flats have been released, of which five large houses, and one small house have been transferred to the Ministry of Health for dwelling purposes.