asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state whether, looking at the fact that shops are to be allowed to be built on War Office land near the barracks at Tidworth, any definite and clearly marked-out space of land is to be allotted for this purpose; whether these buildings will be supplied with water by the War Office: whether they will come under the War Office or the Local Government Board as regards water, drainage, and lighting; and, if under the War Office, whether there is any precedent, and, if so, what, for the War Office entering into trading?
§ Mr. HALDANE
A definite space of land is to be allotted for the erection of shops. These buildings will only be supplied with water and light by the War Department if no other supply is available. The drainage will be into the War Department sewer. There are precedents for the supply of water and drainage facilities by the War Office to tenants where there was no other supply or facility available.