Requisitioned Camp.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will publish the report of the Lands Department on the requisitioning of a camp, the location of which has been given to him?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

No reports have been received on the requisitioning of this camp and the chattels contained in it other than communications of an entirely routine character. I can see no good grounds for departing from the normal practice of not publishing such correspondence. I would like to take this opportunity of saying that further inquiries have confirmed the statements contained in the previous answers given to my hon. Friend on this subject and show that there is no justification for his suggestion that inaccurate information has been given to the House. I am writing to him more fully on this point.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend be good enough to furnish the names of the board of officers set up to inquire into certain aspects of this matter?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

The board were not set up to inquire into this matter. They were concerned with taking over from an outgoing unit.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend publish the names of the board of officers who did the taking-over?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

I will consider that.