HC Deb 01 July 1952 vol 503 c214
6. Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Works when, and for what purpose, the site at Alderstead Heath, Merstham, was acquired by his Department; and for what purpose it is now going to be used.

Mr. Eccles

The site was acquired in 1938 for a National College of Physical Culture. This proposal has been abandoned and the site is at present let for agriculture.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Could my right hon. Friend give us any idea of his future intentions? Will he give an assurance that, whatever the usage to which this property is put, the principles of the Green Belt and the North Downs Preservation Order will not again be contravened?

Mr. Eccles

That is a question which involves my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government, but I will bring to his notice what my hon. Friend has just said.