HC Deb 23 November 1954 vol 533 c112W
78. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for War when the Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham, will be ready for occupation.

Mr. F. Maclean

Negotiations for the transfer of these barracks to the Army are still proceeding. It is now clear from the detailed examination which has been carried out that much more work than was originally anticipated would have to be done on them before they could be fit for occupation. In the altered circumstances, I am unable to say when the barracks will be ready for occupation.