§ 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 1937, or was outstanding on 31st December, 1936, under Section 194 of the Law of Property Act, 1925, to make an enclosure, specifying m 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 that course to be followed?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Name of Common. County. Whether Public Inquiry was held. Area of laud 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. Applications in 1937. The Green (Beaconsfield) Bucks No 76 sq. yds. Erection of War Memorial. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Coleshill Bucks — 2 acres Provision of playing fields. — Under consideration. — Manorial Waste Land (Llanddewi Aberarth, Upper). Cardigan — 35 perches Extension of Churchyard. — Under consideration. — Chesil Beach (Portland) Dorset No 600 sq. ft. Storage hut for war material. None Consent given No material interference with public interests. Bradnor Hill (Kington) Hereford No 2 roods Site for Golf Club House and Car Park. 2 roods Consent given — Village Green (Datchworth) Herts. No 3 roods 30 perches. Provision of areas for games. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Woolbeding Sussex No 2 roods Site for Village Hall None Consent given No material interference with public interests having regard to the total area of the common (443 acres). Results of applications which were under consideration on 31st December, 1936. Schoolgreen (Fresh water) Isle of Wight No 2 perches Erection of Fire Station. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Runuymede (Egham) Surrey — 9 sq. yds. Erection of Refreshment Hut. — Under consideration. —
§ 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, distinguishing between the acreage dealt with before 1937 and during that year, and a list of those counties in which no action has been taken?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The particulars 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. — Before 1937. During 1937. Acres. Acres. Berkshire 1,117 170 Buckingham 213¾ — Cambridge (Isle of Ely) 48. — Cornwall 8½ — Cumberland 7,245 — Derby 41½ — Devon 9,151 — Essex 50 209 Gloucester 1,018½ — Hampshire 2,050 — Hereford (and Worcester) 362 — Hertford 791 — Kent 388½ — Lancaster 2,110 — Oxford 24 — Salop 356 — Somerset 98 — Surrey 10,643 — Sussex 330 — Warwick 178 — Yorks (N.R.) 6½ — Yorks (W.R.) 31 — Caernarvon 4,679 — Cardigan 26,791 — Carmarthen 10,668½ — Denbigh 7,953 — Flint 57 — Glamorgan 206 — Merioneth 13,875 — Monmouth 63 — Radnor 10,987 — Total 111,540¾ 379 Grand Total 111,919¾ No deeds have been deposited in respect of lands in the following counties: Bedford, Cheshire, Dorset, Durham, Huntingdon, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Leicester, Lincoln, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Rutland, Soke of Peterborough, Stafford, Suffolk, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Yorks (E.R.), Anglesey, Brecon, Montgomery, Pembroke.