Huts, Stanmore

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 24th May 1949

asked the Secretary of State for War how many unauthorised families are still occupying huts belonging to his Department on land at Kestrel Grove, Stanmore; for what purpose his Department intend to use the site; and when it is intended to begin work on it.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Six unauthorised families are occupying huts belonging to my Department at Kestrel Grove, Stanmore. The site will be used to provide a permanent part of a large headquarters, replacing a property now held on requisition. I am not yet able to say when work will begin.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

What is an "unauthorised family"?