HC Deb 26 July 1949 vol 467 cc2226-7
19. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any information to give regarding recent damage done to his Department's property in the grounds of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, particularly regarding the wilful damage done to ropes, as a result of which damage a sergeant fell from a height and was seriously injured; and what action he is taking to deal with this matter.

Mr. Shinwell

On account of the commission of wilful damage it has been necessary to exclude the public from the grounds of the Royal Military Academy, except for the use of the road from Camberley to Sandhurst Village, which runs through the grounds. The damage included the cutting and burning of some hemp ropes used for training purposes. The accident to the sergeant instructor was due to the parting of a wire rope which had not been tampered with. The sergeant was bruised but remained on duty.