HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc188-9
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?

Mr. Birch

If the hon. Member will come and see me or will write to me about it, we might do it.

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