§ 42. Mr. VIANT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the barracks at Hampton Court are empty; if so, for how long they have been empty; and whether his Department has given any consideration to the possibility of these premises being made available for occupancy by persons employed in the immediate vicinity?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The barracks have been empty since 1925, but the question of their reoccupation is at present under consideration. As regards the last part of the question, the barracks are Crown property, and their disposal, if not required for military purposes, would rest with the Office of Works.