asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in selecting sites for new naval aerodromes, due regard is paid to the undesirability of requisitioning valuable agricultural land?
Can my hon. and gallant Friend say whether, in the recent case to which I directed his attention, he is satisfied that the very valuable stretch of land which he is taking over for the purpose of establishing a training school is necessary for the war effort, and that no alternative site could be found for this purpose?
Yes, Sir. It was with the greatest reluctance that we took this particular piece of ground, and I can assure my hon. Friend that every possible alternative site was considered first.