HC Deb 26 April 1904 vol 133 c1181
LORD EDMUND FITZMAURICE (Wiltshire, Cricklade)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if fifty of the cottagers resident in the villages of Netheravon, Fittleton, and Figheldean (Wiltshire) have received notice to quit their cottages from the War Office, and if he is aware that there are no other cottages to which these people can remove, and that a feeling of alarm exists in consequence throughout the district: and if he will undertake that no immediate step shall he taken to compel these people to leave their homes.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) No such notice has been given from the War Office. Certain War Department cottages are required to accommodate pensioner grooms employed at the Yeomanry School at Netheravon,and it has been decided in consequence that, while expulsion should not he resorted to, compensation would he given to such of the tenants as would he willing to give up possession by the '21st June, 1904.