HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 c423W

asked the Secretary of State for War how long the road between Sandwich and Margate passing through Richborough Camp is to be continued closed; what is the justification for such action at the present time, in view of the Armistice; and is he aware of the inconvenience caused to local inhabitants?


I cannot say at present how long it will be necessary to keep this road closed. The road runs through the middle of the camp, where large quantities of valuable Government stores are situated. It is realised that the closing of the road must cause a certain amount of inconvenience, although local inhabitants are, as a matter of fact, allowed to use it on production of police passes.