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New Huts, Worcester

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Works how many new huts are being erected on the Government buildings site at Whittington Road, Worcester; how these huts are to be constructed; for what are they to be used; whether he is satisfied that the amenities of surrounding property will not be impaired; and whether the town planning authorities have been consulted.

Eighteen standard Romney huts are being erected at Whittington Road, Worcester. These buildings are constructed of corrugated steel sheets on metal ribs, and will be used for a further concentration of stores belonging to my Department. I am satisfied that the amenities of the surrounding property will be only lightly impaired. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Town and Country Planning has been consulted, and his consent has been given for these new buildings for a period not exceeding 15 years.