HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c1753
23. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the Secretary of State for War when the Bow-bridge Road camp at Newark at present occupied by the Royal Engineers is to be vacated; and if he will give an assurance that the camp will be handed over to the Newark Corporation, who require it for housing purposes.

Mr. Shinwell

The greater part of this camp will be vacated by the War Department later this year. The released portion will be made available for re-allocation by the Ministry of Works in accordance with the established procedure, under which the claims of the Ministry of Health for housing will be considered in conjunction with those of other Government Departments.

Mr. Shephard

Is there no method by which the right hon. Gentleman's administration could hand this camp back to the local authority who have already decided to use it for housing purposes?

Mr. Shinwell

I have said that the greater part of the camp will be handed back some time this year.

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