HC Deb 31 July 1922 vol 157 cc1025-6W
Lieut.-Colonel CROFT

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the reason of the continuance and maintenance of Wareham Camp; what is the area of land still held by the War Department; what is the average number of men at the camp during the last six months; and what is the cost per unit entailed by the continued maintenance of the camp?


This camp is required for units of the Tank Corps, pending the provision of more permanent accommodation. The area of the land still held by the War Department is 170 acres, and the average number of troops in occupation during the last six months was 29 officers and 703 other ranks. As it has been anticipated that the huts will be given up in the near future, only the barest minimum has been spent on the maintenance of buildings. In the the year 1921–22 the expenditure was £50. The annual payment for the land is £306.