HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 cc18-9
39. Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the disturbance and damage to property in Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire, caused by firing practices at Tonfanau, Merioneth; and if he will take steps to discontinue or moderate these practices.

Mr. Strachey

Although allegations of disturbance have been made, no actual damage has been reported. I regret that the requirements of the training programme make it impossible to close down Tonfanau or, during the summer, reduce its use.

Mr. Roberts

Is my right hon. Friend aware that, despite repeated protests by the local authority to the unit, these cannonades continue with increasing vigour, with the result that the blast causes not only damage to property but is a danger to the health of the inhabitants in the area?

Mr. Strachey

If the hon. Member can show us evidence of damage to life or property or health, we shall be most willing to consider it.

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