HC Deb 31 May 1949 vol 465 c1892
19. Major Conant

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give up possession of that part of Burlish Camp, Stourport-on-Severn, which is at present occupied by squatters, in order that the urban district council may put the water supply and sanitary arrangements in order, and use some of the huts for temporary housing accommodation.

Mr. Shinwell

Negotiations are in progress with the Ministry of Health with a view to their accepting transfer of that part of Burlish Camp which is at present occupied by squatters.

Major Conant

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how long these negotiations are to continue, in view of the fact that they have been going on for months?

Mr. Shinwell

I cannot say. We are trying to speed them up as rapidly as we can.

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