HC Deb 29 February 1944 vol 397 cc1248-9
56. Mrs. Cazalet Keir

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning the number of private houses and the total acreage of land presented to the National Trust since the outbreak of war.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Town and Country Planninģ (Mr. Henry Strauss)

My right hon. Friend is informed by the National Trust that 45 properties, comprising 34,125 acres, have been presented to them since the outbreak of war. Among them are 16 historic houses, but I cannot say how many cottages, farmhouses, etc., may be included in the larger estates.

Mrs. Keir

Will my hon. Friend circulate the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT?

Mr. Strauss

I could not promise to do that, This is not a matter for which a Government Department is responsible. I have these figures by courtesy of the National Trust. But it may be that I can give my hon. Friend some further information.