§ 10. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Secretary of State for War when the civilian houses at Shoeburyness, now in military occupation, will be released for civilian use?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON - EVANS
Thirteen married quarters in the Isle of Grain, which have recently been taken over from the Royal Air Force, will shortly be occupied by married soldiers and some of the civilian houses will then be set free. I am unable to say at present whether it will be possible to make provision in next year's Estimates for building additional married accommodation at Shoeburyness, but I doubt it.
§ Mr. LOOKER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the current military Estimates there are upwards of 30 cases of additional accommodation being provided for officers, non-commissioned officers and men, and is it possible for the right hon. Gentleman to say that all these are more urgent than the case of Shoeburyness? Can he arrange for some proportion of the money available to be taken into account, so that each station may receive an allotment in proportion to its needs, in comparison with the wants of other stations?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I can assure my hon. Friend that that is precisely the procedure that is followed by a committee of the War Office.