HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 c614

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any decision has been arrived at as to the preparation of a revised ordnance survey of Great Britain; and whether, in view of the fact that the ordinance survey has not been amended since 1904 and in view of the land valuation that the Government propose, he will consider the advisability of putting in hand a revision of the ordnance survey at an early date?


It is understood that the large-scale plans of 25-inch and 6-inch are in question, and not the 1-inch and minor scales, which are revised every 15 years. The original survey, which was completed in 1888, is periodically revised, the average period between revisions of any particular sheet being about 20 years. At the present moment the area of Greater London is being revised, and though many plans in other places are urgently in need of revision it has not been found possible to increase the staff for the purpose. Special arrangements for ordnance survey revision in connection with land valuation are being considered.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the impossibility of proceeding with valuation with large-scale ordnance maps of which some are 20 years old?


I have said that those matters are being considered.