HC Deb 21 May 1946 vol 423 cc183-4
70. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Secretary of State for War when it is proposed to derequisition Kinlet Hall Park, Bewdley, which is lying derelict and has been unoccupied for two years.

Mr. Bellenger

The only portion of Kinlet Hall Park, Bewdley, remaining under requisition is the land on which is erected a hutted camp. The huts are' now being removed by the Ministry of Works and when this work has been completed the land will be finally derequisitioned.

Mr. Baldwin

Is the Minister aware that similar replies were given to that Question last December and January, and is he aware that the delay is due to the Ministry of Supply who will not remove these huts from the land?

Mr. Bellenger

The huts are being removed now. As to whether there has been undue delay, I cannot say. On the face of it, it does seem a long time to clear them off, but I do not know that it is entirely my responsibility.