§ 16. Mr. Wigg
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he authorised the Officer Commanding No. 4 Training Battalion, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, to close a right of way between the married quarter at Blackdown and the main shopping area; and what answer has been returned to the petition of protest which has been presented to the officer commanding troops by the married families concerned.
§ Mr. Head
There is no public right of way. The path was closed because of children causing serious damage to the barracks and to the garden of the war memorial. The officer commanding troops, Blackdown, has replied to the petition, explaining the reasons for the action of the commanding officer of this unit.