HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 cc944-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether, at the suggestion of the Limpsfield Parish Council, the Government agreed to let the Army huts on Limpsfield Common to the district council for temporary use as cottages; whether, whilst the terms were under consideration, the huts in question were sold and have already been removed; whether no reply has been sent by the Ministry of Health to a telegram and letters from the parish council, asking that the demolition should be delayed; and what is the explanation of the action of the Ministry in this matter?


It is the fact that owing to a misunderstanding two out of four huts which were being reserved for the God-stone Rural District Council for housing purposes wore sold by the Disposal Board while negotiations for their use were in progress. On learning from the chairman of the parish council that these were being dismantled I at once took steps to secure that the other two were reserved, and I am in communication with the Disposal Board with a view to replacing the huts which have been removed if the district council desire to proceed with their scheme.