HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1985-6
68. Mr. Graham White

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of land now held by the Crown and by municipal authorities, excluding land held for military purposes by the Service Departments.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Assheton)

No, Sir. The compilation of such a statement would call for an amount of work which, in my view, would be disproportionately heavy in relation to the purpose to be served, and I hope that, in the circumstances of to-day, my hon. Friend will not press me to make such an inquiry.

Mr. Gallacher

Does the Financial Secretary not consider that the time has arrived when all the land in the country should be taken over? Then it would be an easy matter to make a statement.