HC Deb 29 July 1907 vol 179 cc472-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many acres of the land acquired for the Government works at Shoeburyness, in which dismissals are now taking place, are not occupied by buildings; how much of such land will cease to be in active use consequent upon the reduced employment at the works; and whether the War Office are taking any, and, if so, what steps with a view to restoring this land to profitable use, and thus affording opportunities for labour.


The greater part of the Government land at Shoeburyness is required for ranges and danger areas adjoining such ranges. The use of such land is not affected by reduction of men employed at the works at Shoeburyness. Such land as can be put to profitable use without detriment to military requirements is so used.