CAPTAIN FABER (Hampshire, Andover)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is contemplated to allow any civilians, contractors, or otherwise to erect permanent buildings on Government land on Salisbury Plain; whether plans for any such buildings have been deposited at the War Office; if so, how and by whom such firms would be chosen; and whether at Aldershot such buildings have been found detrimental to the public service by interfering with troops manœuvring.
§ (Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The general question of the advisability of providing buildings of the nature of private residences, shops, stores, etc., at stations such as Tidworth is now receiving careful consideration. Certain plans of the nature alluded to in the Question have from time to time been deposited at the War Office. As regards Aldershot, no such buildings have been permitted on War Department land. It is not therefore apparent to what buildings the hon. and gallant Member is alluding.