HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 c1471W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it would be possible to remove the accumulation of anti-aircraft material now lying in a corner of Fremings Hall Farm, Ingatestone, Essex, the property of Wadham College, Oxford, as the wire fences protecting the material have become decayed and the tenant's cattle have repeatedly escaped through the gaps and injured themselves among the deserted material; and whether the compensation promised to the tenant for the commandeering of this corner of his farm will ever be paid, none having been received up to date?


I am informed that some anti-aircraft searchlight plant is stored in brick sheds at this farm, and that certain other stores, including some searchlight platforms, are lying outside the sheds. Steps have been taken by the Eastern Command to remove the other stores, but the Disposal Board has yet to sell the plant and platforms. The tenant has not yet made a claim for compensation, but it is understood that he proposes to do so in the course of a few days.