HC Deb 04 March 1897 vol 46 c1586
MR. E. A. GOULDING (Wilts, Devizes)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Government have taken into consideration the necessity of giving full and adequate compensation to any tenant farmers who may be disturbed through the purchase of a portion of Salisbury Plain for military purposes, in respect of land laid down to pasture, or other-agricultural improvements which have been carried out by them?


It is hoped and believed that only a small number of tenants will be disturbed; but adequate compensation will be given in all cases where disturbance takes place. This has not been lost sight of in the negotiations which have been carried on and are progressing.