HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 cc621-2W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that local authorities feel that they are not being offered proper co-operation as between the Army authorities and themselves in their area for the billeting of troops; that frequently there is tampering with the water and sewage services without reference to local government surveyors concerned; and whether he will inquire into this matter and take action?

Mr. Eden

If my hon. Friend will send me particulars of any cases which he has in mind, I will have them investigated.

Sir L. Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make any statement on the plans for billeting during the coming winter the large number of troops in this country, more especially as to whether it is to be done in private houses or in specially erected buildings?

Mr. Eden

It will not be possible to provide new buildings to any considerable extent, and a large degree of quartering in private houses will be inevitable.

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