HC Deb 26 April 1950 vol 474 c951
44. Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when he will give a decision as to the extent of land required for docks and extensions at Portsmouth, since city rebuilding operations in adjoining, areas cannot take place until this has been given.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Walter Edwards)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Portsmouth, West (Brigadier Clarke) on 19th April.

Sir J. Lucas

Not being aware of that reply, may I ask the Minister if the Portsmouth authority can be informed of the land which will not be required, as all of it is at present sterilised?

Mr. Edwards

I must say that the hon. and gallant Gentleman could quite easily have discovered what that reply was if he had looked in HANSARD, but the position is that we have notified a new scheme to the Portsmouth Corporation which is now under consideration by them.