§ 19. Mr. G. Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that three emergency water supply buildings were left in a dangerous condition on land held by his Department between Rhiwlas and Deiniolen in Caernarvonshire when the Department relinquished their tenancy of the land some years ago; and if, in view of the increasing danger to people, and especially to children, as well as to farm animals, he will arrange for these buildings to be made safe.
§ Mr. Birch
My Department fulfilled its obligations by paying terminal compensation in accordance with the terms of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939. The state of the buildings must therefore, I am afraid, now be a matter for the owner.
§ Mr. Roberts
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him to look a little further into this matter, because I think that the local authority is also involved, and his Department might be able to help to straighten out the actual obligations?