§ Mr. R. HARCOURT
asked the Undersecretary of State to the Air Ministry whether it has been decided to abandon the aerial gunnery school in Ayrshire on which £400,000 has been expended; whether the hutments are being or will shortly be demolished; if so, how long the works had been in progress before this decision was taken; and what portion, if any, of the works erected are to be regarded as otherwise than a dead loss for military purposes?
§ Major BAIRD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The hutments axe being taken down and removed for use elsewhere. A good number have already been sent away. A contract was entered into in February, 1917. In regard to the last part of the question, I am unable to answer this at present.