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Service Hut Foundations (Removal)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Works what priority is given by his Department to the work of removing hut foundations from agricultural land in cases where the actual huts, erected by the Service Departments, have been removed, but where the remaining foundations prevent the land from being cultivated, having regard to the need for increasing food production to the maximum extent possible.

Where huts have been removed for disposal the removal of the foundations is normally dealt with by the requisitioning Department as part of the reinstatement settlement. Where, for special reasons, this procedure is not followed the urgency of any necessary work is considered regionally. No general priority is given to the removal of foundations, but it is the practice to allocate available labour and plant for the removal of those works which seriously interfere with the cultivation of agricultural land.