HC Deb 04 February 1970 vol 795 c401
7. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the value of the damage done to Service installations at Bovingdon since the closing of the Royal Air Force station.

The Minister of Defence for Administration (Mr. Roy Hattersley)

About £200.

Mr. Allason

Is the Minister aware that years of neglect and of vandalism at the old United States Army Air Force base at Bovingdon has led to its becoming virtually completely destroyed? Will he not at least try to save the installations which are now left there?

Mr. Hattersley

Those installations which are worth saving in their entirety—the gymnasium, about which the hon. Gentleman has written, is one—we certainly want to save, but much of the land needs to be sold, and many of the building on it are not fit to be saved even now.