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Temporary Buildings, Dorking

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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104.

asked the Minister of Works whether he has considered the representations made to him by the Surrey County Council for the removal of the unsightly buildings erected for temporary use by the Surrey War Agricultural Executive Committee at Westhumble Street, Burford Bridge, Dorking; and if he is aware of the assurance given by his predecessor in 1948 that these buildings would be removed when alternative accommodation could be obtained for the Surrey Agricultural Executive Committee.

121.

asked the Minister of Works if he will consider the removal of the buildings formerly used by the Surrey War Agricultural Executive Committee at Westhumble Street, Burford Bridge, Surrey.

I have considered the representations made by the Surrey County Council and I am aware of the letter in which my predecessor expressed in 1948 the intention of clearing these buildings as soon as it might be practicable to do so. In the changed circumstances of today it is necessary to retain the buildings for a further period, but the position will be reviewed as soon as defence needs have been met.