Knole Park (Huts)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

asked the Minister of Works when he expects to remove the huts from Knole Park; and from what date access was provided to remove the huts for his Department.

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

Access to Knole Park was given in February last and the hutments removed in July. I cannot yet say how soon arrangements can be made for the removal of the barbed wire, hut foundations and other debris.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

Can the right hon. Gentleman say, if the huts were removed in July, when the land can be de-requisitioned so that the public can have access to it?

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar Bow and Bromley

I understand that the question at issue now is the removal of the barbed wire and hut foundations.