§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if before he purchased private houses in Stanton for the use of RAF personnel at RAF Honington, he was invited by the local authority to lease or purchase surplus town development houses in Bury St. Edmunds; if so, how many such houses were offered; and at what cost.
§ Mr. Wellbeloved,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 28th June 1976; Vol. 914 c. 18], gave the following information:
The purchase of private houses at Stanton was completed in September 1975 following informal discussions with the local authority, which raised no objection. Surplus town development houses in Bury St. Edmunds were not offered to the Royal Air Force at that stage by the local authority.