§ Rear-Admiral Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for War why the buildings and grounds of St. Peter's School, Seaford, have been requisitioned by the War Department; when such requisition was made; what payments have been made to the owners; what agreements as to rent and other matters have been reached; and when it is the intention of the War Department to commence such payments?2121W
§ Mr. Sandys
My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that it would not be in the public interest to reveal the purpose for which premises are requisitioned. This school was requisitioned in December, 1940. An offer in respect of rent compensation has been made but no reply has yet been received from the owners. Regular payments will start as soon as final agreement has been reached. In the meantime, £100 has been paid on account. In addition, claims for expenses, including those of removal, are being considered.