HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 c1497
59. Mr. EDE

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications for the regulation of commons within the Metropolitan police district have been received by his Department since 1918; how many have been approved; and the acreage involved?


Since 1918 one application has been made to the Ministry for a scheme of regulation under the Metropolitan Commons Acts affecting an area of 19 acres, but it was subsequently withdrawn. Two applications have also been made for orders under Section 193 (1) (b) of the Law of Property Act, 1925, imposing limitations on and conditions as to the exercise of public rights of access to Metropolitan commons. The Orders were made, the total area affected being approximately 340 acres.

60. Mr. EDE

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he contemplates any amendment of the law relating to the regulation of metropolitan commons with a view to the simplification of procedure?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave him on the 2nd December last, when I stated that I was unable to contemplate the introduction of early legislation in regard to the regulation of common lands.