HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 c201
69. Mr. Hurd

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress -has been made in clearing Bucklebury Common, Berkshire; and when he expects to be able to hand back this land in good order for public use.

Mr. Lawson

Three thousand vehicles are still held at this depot awaiting repair by the Ministry of Supply. No additional vehicles are being sent there. Steps are being taken to dismantle and remove any hutting which is required by the Army elsewhere. The remainder will be handed over to the Ministry of Works for disposal. The clearance of the site is a task of some magnitude and I cannot yet say when the land is likely to be handed back in good order for public use.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

Can the right hon. Gentleman give the rate at which the Ministry of Supply take away and repair those vehicles? Is it a week or five weeks?

Mr. Lawson

That is another question

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