§ 12. Mr. JESSON
asked the Secretary of State for War if it is the intention of the War Office to retain either or both the Harrow by Camp and the Belton Park Camp at Grantham; and, if not, can he state, in the interests of the local tradesmen and the public of Grantham, when it is proposed to close either or both of these camps?
§ Mr. FORSTER
It is not the intention of the War Department to retain either Harrowby Camp or Belton Park Camp. The evacuation of Belton Park, prior to dismantling, has already commenced. Harrowby Camp will be evacuated and dismantled as soon as the repatriation of Dominion troops has set free camps elsewhere. As far as can be foreseen both camps should be completely vacant by the autumn, but the exact date depends on the rapidity with which Dominion troops are repatriated and this in turn is dependent on shipping facilities.