HC Deb 10 October 1944 vol 403 cc1587-8W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War when it is proposed to remove the concrete blocks, barbed wire and iron stakes from the shores of those holiday resorts from which the ban on entry has now been removed.

Sir J. Grigg

There is no longer any operational objection to the removal of temporary defence works. The provision of the necessary labour is another matter. Military authorities will remove dangerous objects and will give locally such other assistance as they can afford without prejudicing the completion of other necessary military undertakings. In the meantime there is nothing to prevent local authorities or others from undertaking removal themselves. The question of the payment of the cost falls to be considered under the provisions of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939. The method of application of these provisions is under the urgent consideration of His Majesty's Government.