HC Deb 16 December 1959 vol 615 c1435
34. Mr. Kershaw

asked the Secretary of State for Air when he expects to announce his decision concerning the transfer of his Department's land at Gloucester to the British Transport Commission for the new marshalling yard.

Mr. W. J. Taylor

As my hon. Friend will now have heard, we are prepared to release this land if the Commission will pay for the reprovision elsewhere of certain essential facilities.

Mr. Kershaw

Is my hon. Friend aware that that Answer will give satisfaction to a large number of people in the Brookthorpe parish of my constituency, but will do nothing to lessen their amazement and dismay that the British Transport Commission still requires 125 acres of extremely good farming land to complete this marshalling yard?

Mr. Taylor

I am very glad to hear what my hon. Friend said in the first part of his supplementary question. The latter part of it is not a matter for me.