§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make arrangements for the forts in the Plymouth fortification scheme to be utilised for the housing of the people, and 1185W particularly for those who are suffering from tuberculosis and cannot obtain suitable accommodation, and are sources of contagion; whether he will allow the Bull Point barracks to be put to a similar use; and whether he will lease that part of the brickfields which is not being used by his department to be built upon, in order to relieve the housing shortage?
§ Mr. WALSH
The hon. and gallant Member was present last week at a deputation which interviewed, my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on this subject. My hon. Friend then intimated that, if the Corporation of Plymouth would write officially to the War Office indicating what forts and sites they thought would be of use, consideration would be given to the question of leasing some of them to the Corporation. A letter has, accordingly, been received, and is now under sympathetic consideration. But it is obvious that I cannot at present give a definite promise to lease any particular site.