HC Deb 09 July 1946 vol 425 cc217-8
32. Mr. Digby

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of Army huts earmarked for disposal since the end of the war in Europe and the number actually disposed of so far.

Mr. Bellenger

Surplus Army huts in the United Kingdom are handed over to the Minister of Works for disposal, unless they are to be conveyed to site owners. The records in the case of the War Department disposals are decentralised and it would take about two weeks to collect the information if, in the circumstances, the hon. Member still wishes for it. As my right hon. Friend pointed out on Tuesday last, in reply to Questions by other hon. Members, he is anxious to ensure that all surplus huts are made available as quickly as possible, and if any hon. Member has a particular case to which he wishes to draw my right hon. Friend's attention, he will look into it.

Mr. Gallacher

Will the Minister consider taking measures to make these huts more easily available to ex-Servicemen who want to buy them?

Mr. Bellenger

I imagine that that is taken into account by the Minister of Works, who is responsible for the disposal of them.