HC Deb 01 November 1949 vol 469 c34W
Mr. Houghton

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Alderstead Heath, near Caterham, Surrey, is still in military occupation; and what steps are being taken to restore and return this common for public use and enjoyment.

Mr. Shinwell

The site of the camp and vehicle park at Alderstead Heath is no longer required by my Department but the land is being retained while the Ministry of Works are disposing of the huts on the site. When the huts have been sold, the site will be derequisitioned and compensation under the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, paid, unless it is decided, in the public interest, that the Ministry of Works should restore the land before derequisition.