§ MR BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether any revised estimate has been made of the amount of £500,000 credited to the last Military Works Bill for the sale of barracks; and whether he can state how many barracks have been completed since 1895 which are now for sale, have been sold, or which are now empty owing to the War Office having no immediate use for them.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The amount credited to the loan to date for the sale of barracks is £51,761. It is not proposed to take any further credits to the loan under this head. The following barracks completed since 1895 are now for sale—
The following barracks completed since 1895 have been sold—
- Barberton, South Africa.
- Jamestown, St. Helena.
- West Point, Esquimalt.
- Various barracks at the Morne and Vigie, St. Lucia.
The following barracks completed since 1895 are now empty—
Mauritius (iron huts), for native troops.
Trincomalie, for native troops.
In some of the above-mentioned cases negotiations are now in progress for the transfer of the buildings to the Colonial Governments under the recognised conditions in such cases.