HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 cc524-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that at the main London to Folkestone road, at the Small Arms Schools, Hythe, there is a very dangerous blind corner at the foot of Barrack Hill caused by a wall seven feet high surrounding the adjutant's grounds; whether he is aware that several accidents have occurred at that corner, and that the War Office has not acceded to the request of the local authority to have permission to remove the wall and take sufficient ground to straighten the road; and whether, in view of the fact that the ground required by the local authority for that purpose is very little and of no military value, and the proposed improvements would provide work for those who would otherwise be unemployed, he will immediately grant the land required for the improvement to the local authority, or, alternatively, whether he will immediately cause the wall which constitutes the chief danger to be replaced by a railing?


I am having enquiries made, and will communicate further with the hon. Member.