HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c1865
2. Mr. Watkins

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will make a statement upon the use which the Royal Air Force proposes to make of the Sennybridge Artillery Range; and what opposition was offered to the change of use by the local authorities.

Mr. Ward

I assume the hon. Member has in mind air support demonstrations. It is not at present proposed to carry out any of these this year. I understand that, after a meeting with representatives of the War Office, the local authorities gave their agreement to the range being used for this purpose.

Mr. Watkins

Will the hon. Gentleman convey that information to the Secretary of State for War who, I understand, has taken advantage of there being no opposition to that project and is taking compulsorily land for the Sennybridge Range?

Mr. Ward

Perhaps the h on. Gentleman will address a Question on that subject to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.