Coast Defence Works.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1940.

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Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will ensure that in the construction of coast defence works there shall be prior consultation between the civil and military authorities, so that work completed by the former at considerable expense shall not be subsequently condemned by the latter?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Instructions have been issued, as a result of which I am confident that the civil authorities are now aware that these works should not be erected without prior consultation with the military authorities.