HC Deb 02 November 1954 vol 532 c183
7. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Works how many acres under requisition by his Department in Scotland have been derequisitioned during the last 12 months; and how many acres remain under requisition.

Mr. Birch

During the 12 months ended 31st October, 1954, 285 acres of land in Scotland have been de-requisitioned; 733 acres are still held on requisition.

Major Anstruther-Gray

Arising out of that very satisfactory reply, can my hon. Friend give the House an assurance that he is pressing on with derequisitioning wherever possible?

Mr. Birch

Yes, most certainly. We hope to bring the whole matter to an end as soon as we can.