§ Mr. EDE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give, by counties, a list showing the acreage of common lands and manorial wastes in rural parishes outside the Metropolitan area over which the owner of the soil of the common or waste has by deed given the public rights of air and exercise since the passing of the Law of Property Act, 1925; and will he give a list of those counties in which no action has been taken?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The particulars which the hon. Member requires are as follow:
Name of County and Acreage of commons or manorial wastes in respect of which public rights have been conferred by deed under the Law of Property Act,1925. Acres. Berks 1,117 Bucks 213½ Cambs. (Isle of Ely) 48 Cornwall 8½ Cumberland 7,246 Derby 41½ Devon 9,151
No deeds have been deposited in respect of lands in the following counties: Beds, Cheshire, Dorset, Durham, Hunts, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Notts., Rutland, Soke of Peterborough, Staffs, Suffolk, Westmorland, Wilts., Yorks. (E.R.), Anglesey, Brecon, Montgomery, Pembroke.
Acres. Essex 50 Gloucester 1,018½ Hants 2,050 Hereford (and Worcester) 22 Herts 791 Kent 388½ Lancs. 2,110 Oxford 24 Salop 356 Somerset 98 Surrey 8,386 Sussex 265 Warwick 178 Yorks.(N.R.) 6½ Yorks.(W.R.) 31 Caernarvon 4,679 Cardigan 26,791 Carmarthen 10,583 Denbigh 7,953 Flint. 57 Glamorgan 206 Merioneth 13,875 Monmouth 63 Radnor 10,987 Total 108,793
§ Mr. EDE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give the names of any commons in respect of which application was made to his Department during 1935 under Section 194 of the Law of Property Act, 1925, to make an enclosure, specifying in each case whether a public inquiry has been held; the area of land sought to be enclosed; the purpose for which it was proposed to enclose the land; the area, if any, thrown into the common in lieu of the land enclosed; the result of the application; and the reason, in any case where consent has been given without an area being thrown into the common at least equal to the land enclosed, for not requiring this course to he followed?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The particulars which the hon. Member requires as to applications during 1935 under Section 194 of the Law of Property Act, 1935, are as follow:63W
Name of Common. County. Whether Public Inquiry was held. Area of land affected. Purpose of Inclosure. Area of land thrown into the common in lieu of that affected. Result of application. Reason for not requiring an equivalent area to be added to the common. Shedfield … … Hants … — 4 acres(approx). Erection of cricket pavilion and formation of cricket pitch. — Underconsideration. — Village Green, Lanivet. Cornwall … Yes … … 1¾ acres … Fencing of part of green to surface for recreation safety against adjoining — Underconsideration. — Manorial Waste at Henryd. Caernarvon … — 17 perches … Erection of fencing to prevent sheep straying on roadway. — Underconsideration. — Manorial Waste at Uwchgwyrfai. " … No … … No actual in closure. Fencing (with gates) to keep sheep and cattle off roads. None … Consent given. No material interference with public access. Coe Fen … … Cambridge … No … … 25 perches … Improvement of common and adjoining hotel premises. 26 perches … Consent given. — Shotesham … Norfolk … No … … No actual closure. Fencing (with gates) to prevent cattle straying on to roads. — Underconsideration. — Brownhills … Staffs … No … … 1,202 acres … For council offices and depot … — Under consideration. — Hook … … Southamptn To be held on 27th February 8 acres … Public playing field with pavilion … — Under consideration. — Red Crane, Portland Dorset … No … … 300 square feet. Hut for fishing gear … … None … Consent given. No material interference with public access. Middlecon Moor … Suffolk … — 44½ square yards. Well for water supply … … — Under consideration. — In the following cases consent was given during 1935, although the applications had been made earlier. Colney Heath … Herts … No … … 340 square yards. Erection of village hall … … None … Consent given. No material interference with public access to the commons. "Hurn" Common Pasture. Yorks … No … … 82 acres … Erection of temporary fences for 7 days in each year during the horse racing. None … Consentgiven. Felton … … Somerset … No … … 480 square feet. Erection of water tower … … None … Consent given.