HC Deb 21 January 1947 vol 432 cc16-7W
92. Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that Northampton Racecourse is now occupied only by a maintenance party, and that it is urgently required for recreation purposes, he will now derequisition this public park.

Mr. Bellenger

My hon. Friend is misinformed. The camp in question is occupied by about 470 troops who are required to be in the district and for whom no other accommodation is at present available. I sympathise with the desire of the citizens of Northampton for the return of their park, but I regret that the camp must remain for the time being.