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Roadhouse, Barnet

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Works how much longer he intends to keep the roadhouse, known as the "Thatched Barn" on the Barnet by-pass, under requisition, in view of the fact that there are many other sites suitable for the work being carried on.

The "Thatched Barn" provides offices, workshops and experimental grounds for the Field Test Unit, which is part of my Chief Scientific Adviser's Division, and conducts practical tests and development work in building and civil engineering. The future work of the Unit and its needs for accommodation are at present being reviewed. I shall derequisition the "Thatched Barn" as soon as other arrangements can be made, but I cannot yet say when this will be possible.