Services' Land Requirements (White Paper)

Oral Answers to Questions — Malta – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1947.

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Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton 12:00 am, 10th December 1947

asked the Prime Minister when the White Paper on the Services' Land Requirements is to be published.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

A White Paper on the Needs of the Armed Forces for Land for Training and other Purposes has been presented, and copies will be available in the Vote Office this afternoon.

Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

Do the Government propose to put down a Motion to approve the proposals contained in that White Paper and, if so, will there be an opportunity for Debate before the Christmas Recess?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That question ought to be put to my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

Do the Defence Departments have to submit all requests for land to this Committee before acquiring it?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The Committee reviewed the whole of the requirements and came to general decisions, but, as the hon. Member is aware, there is a proposal that there should be local inquiries with regard to specific parts of land.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

Can we take it that the proposal to acquire part of Dovedale will be submitted to this Committee for their opinion?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I would rather see that question on the Order Paper.