§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what tree planting is being undertaken on land belonging to his Department at Woolwich common; for what reason; and at what cost to public funds.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Tree planting on Woolwich common is being carried out to reinstate the site of a recent demolition, to provide a screen for married quarters principally against noise from the south circular road, and by the old garrison church to reduce future maintenance costs. The total cost is expected to be £20,000.