Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Denzil Freeth Mr Denzil Freeth , Basingstoke 12:00 am, 16th November 1960

asked the Minister of Defence if he will set up a board of inquiry to investigate the present use of Service land and to see if it is possible to release requisitioned land more quickly and to a greater extent than at present planned.

Photo of Mr Denzil Freeth Mr Denzil Freeth , Basingstoke

Does my right hon. Friend not realise that there is considerable feeling in the country near to London that the Armed Forces are not getting rid of land which is urgently needed for building as fast as they might, that with the rundown in the Army they are not accelerating their release of land, and that something from outside the Service Departments is needed to make them get a move on?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

I have promised my hon. Friend that I would have another look at this matter, and I shall do so, but I do not think that it needs a special inquiry.