HC Deb 31 July 1914 vol 65 c1700
2. Colonel GREIG

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the high prices asked by the War Office for building land in the vicinity of their military establishments on Salisbury Plain have contributed to the existing shortage of local housing accommodation, the Army Council can see their way to grant sites on favourable terms for the erection of a sufficient number of workmen's cottages to make reasonable provision for the use of the population?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

Yes, Sir, steps will be taken for granting sites at the fair agricultural value of the land until a sufficient number of labourers' cottages can be provided to meet all the reasonable requirements of the civilian population.