HC Deb 15 May 1956 vol 552 c1823
48. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for War how much money has been spent in maintenance on the Ovenden Camp, Halifax, since its occupation by the Royal Army Pay Corps.

Mr. F. Maclean

About £ 9,000, including several small alterations and improvements.

Mr. Roberts

In view of the excessive expenditure and the unsatisfactory site of this camp, will the Under-Secretary consider transferring the Royal Army Pay Corps back to its original quarters in Leeds?

Mr. Maclean

No, Sir. I do not accept that the expenditure in question is excessive for a camp of that size, nor do I accept that its present site is unsatisfactory. My right hon. Friend is not willing to consider transferring it back to Leeds.