§ 40. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for Air how many huts on Hixon airfield, Staffordshire, have been released as surplus to requirements; for how long these huts had been vacant prior to the date of release; and what precautions were taken during this time to prevent damage to public property.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Eighty-eight huts at Hixon airfield have been released by the Royal Air Force. Some of them had been condemned as unfit for occupation, and for that reason had been empty for about 12 months; others had been unoccupied for shorter periods of time. The huts were looked after by the station commander, with such airmen as he had available.