HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc627-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the arrangements that have been made for the disposal of surplus Army huts; and whether, with a view to avoiding profiteering in connection with these huts, he will make arrangements whereby private persons, to whom such huts would be valuable in view of the great shortage of houses, may be enabled to purchase these huts direct from the War Office?


Very few Army huts have as yet been handed to the Ministry for disposal. When huts are available they will be advertised, and private individuals will have opportunities of purchasing them direct from the Disposal Board.

Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions, in the event of any huts, stores, etc., being put up to auction in Kent or elsewhere, whether he will see that some are, when suitable, put up in such lots as to enable parties interested in agriculture to bid?


Yes, Sir.

Lieutenant-Colonel ARTHUR MURRAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether, in the event of the huts, stores, etc., of the aerodrome near Edzell being disposed of by auction, he can see his way to arrange that they should be put up in lots suitable for the requirements of purchasers such as farmers in the district, who would thus be afforded an opportunity of buying stores that would be useful to them?


I have been asked to take this question. The suggestion made by my hon. and gallant Friend shall have careful consideration.