§ Lieut.-Colonel PARRY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether, having regard to the fact that there is now, and has been for many months past, a number of police hostels at Mancot Royal, Flintshire, unoccupied which could easily be converted into cottages, and a number of official residences at the same place also unoccupied and easily convertible into fiats, be is prepared to release these buildings forthwith for these purposes, in view of the notorious famine of houses in this district?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Of the total of 194 houses at Queensferry, 181 are occupied by tenants who are or were employés of the factory. I am advised that the hostels could not easily be converted into working class dwellings. Four of them are quite unsuitable for conversion, and the remaining two could only be converted at heavy expense. The future of the factory is still unsettled, and, in. the meantime, the Ministry cannot well dispose of the premises since they may be required as they stand, either for Ministry employés or for the employés of the purchasers of the factory if it be decided to sell.