HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc238-9W
Mr. Driberg

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that only some 80 ratings are now accommodated in the camp at White Court, Braintree, which was formerly a U.S. military hospital, is equipped with electricity and other, services, and is capable of accommodating some hundreds of families, and that the agricultural land in this 70-acre estate is going to waste; and if he will, at the earliest possible moment, release this property for temporary housing or as an industrial hostel or return it for agricultural purposes to its owner.

Mr. W. Edwards

it is the Admiralty's intention to use White Court, Braintree, as accommodation for the Naval Rehabilitation Centre and the Naval Medical Records Section which are at present occupying requisitioned properties urgently required for civilian use. The moves are planned to take place before the end of next month.