HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 c2098
39. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health the present position with regard to the acquisition of land in Dovedale and, in particular, the land at Ilam where protection from building is required?

Sir K. Wood

I am in constant touch with the negotiations for the preservation of the district, including the land at Ham, to which the hon. Member refers, and am satisfied that progress is being made.

Mr. Mander

Will the right hon. Gentleman do all he can to assist in the acquisition of this area in view of its great importance in the completion of the Dovedale Park scheme, because it is practically the only outstanding item at the present time.

Sir K. Wood


Mr. Noel-Baker

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a very strong feeling throughout Derbyshire on this matter, and will he do all in his power to support the appeal which is forthcoming for the purpose of converting this area into a National Park?