HC Deb 20 May 1969 vol 784 c221
19. Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what request the Duchy of Cornwall has received for a renewal of the licences for Services training on Dartmoor after 1970.

Mr. Diamond

Discussions about the renewal of licences for the Services to train on Dartmoor are taking place, and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence will be making a statement in due course.

Mr. Johnson

In considering the application, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that demands for land on Dartmoor are growing rapidly, and that it is desirable that at least some areas of Dartmoor which are at present occupied by the Services should be available for public access after 1970?

Mr. Diamond

I assure my hon. Friend that these matters will be taken very carefully into account.