HC Deb 11 December 1945 vol 417 cc202-3
68. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Secretary of State for War how long it will be necessary to retain 48 searchlight sites in the counties of Hereford and Worcester which have been unoccupied for from one to two years and for which compensation rent is still being paid.

Mr. Lawson

Three of these sites have now been released. Most of the remainder will be released as soon as satisfactory arrangements can be made for the disposal of the hutting. These are proceeding and I hope that all will have been released by the end of January next.

Mr. Baldwin

Is the Minister aware that there was no hurry about the release of these sites until this Question appeared on the Order Paper?