HC Deb 22 June 1948 vol 452 c1123
39. Mrs. Leah Manning

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any alternative site which he can offer to the Essex Education Authority in return for the gun site in Walthamstow, on which it had been intended to erect a junior technical school.

Mr. Shinwell

I regret that my Department has no alternative site which it can offer the Essex Education Authority. The proposal to acquire the gun site permanently is still under consideration and the interests of the Education Authority have been and will continue to be represented in the discussions on the matter.

Mrs. Manning

Am I to understand from the reply of my right hon. Friend that there is no finality in the answer given to me by the Under-Secretary that this site would be used as a permanent gun site for the defence of London?

Mr. Shinwell

So far there is no finality.