§ Mr. Messer
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the negotiations in respect to the glebe land, Finchley, have been completed; whether he is aware of the strong opposition of the Finchley ratepayers to the use of any of this publicly-owned land as anti-aircraft headquarters; and whether he has been informed of the opposition of the Middlesex County Council to this project?
§ Sir V. Warrender
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the site in question was suggested to the War Office by the Finchley Borough Council as being preferable, from their own point of view, to one which the War Office and the Territorial Army and Air Force Association had suggested. As regards the last part, I understand that at the moment the Middlesex County Council have objected.