HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 c769

asked why it has been found impossible under the Crown Lands Acts to sell the Nomansland Agricultural Co-operative Trading Society a few square yards of land on the edge of the New Forest as a sight for a store; and whether he is aware that, owing to the inability of the society to obtain a site for this purpose, although willing to pay full value for it, it may become necessary for this organisation, which is doing much to increase the material prosperity of the small holders and the cottagers in the district, to discontinue its existence?


I regret that in consequence of the provisions of the New Forest Act, 1877, I have no power to sell or lease any part of the New Forest for the purpose in question.