HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 cc1319-20
17. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Under-Secretary of State for All whether he will cause the early vacation of camps on aerodromes which have be come redundant, in order that, when suit ably situated, they may be made available for housing purposes.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir. But the living accommodation which we give up is, in practice, mostly taken for other Service-men—because it is much more suitable for this purpose than for civilian housing, and the movement of the Servicemen into our camps makes it possible to release more private property elsewhere. We have offered accommodation in this way at 80 airfields and some or all of it has already been taken up at 60. We have sent R.A.F. ground units, most of which would otherwise be occupying civilian accommodation, into 48 more airfields.