§ 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 1938, or was outstanding on 31st December, 1937, 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 that course to be followed?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The particulars which the hon. Member requires as to applications under Section 194 of the Law of Property Act, 1925, are as follow:59W
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. Applications in 1938. Stanmore Middlesex No 250 square yards Erection of public convenience. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Gelligaer Glamorgan No 3½ acres Provision of public recreation ground. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Ashtead Surrey No 220 square yards Erection of electricity sub-station None Consent given No material interference with public interests. Common Plot (Stone) Stafford No 4½ acres Provision of children's playground. None Consent given No material interference with public interests. Portland Bill Dorset No 133 square yards Erection of aerial tower. None Consent given No material interference with public access. Thorpe Green (Thorpe) Surrey — ½ acre Construction of tennis courts. — Under consideration. — Result or position of applications which were under consideration on 31st December, 1937. Coleshill Bucks — 2 acres Provision of playing field. — Still under consideration. — Manorial waste land (Llanddewi Aberarth Upper) Cardigan No 35 perches Extension of churchyard. None Consent given No material interference with public interests.
§ Mr. Ede
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give, by counties, a list showing the acreage of common lands and manorial waste 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 1938 and during that year and a list of those counties in which no action has been taken?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
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. Before 1938. During 1938. Acres. Acres. Berkshire 1,287 — Buckingham 213¾ 105½ Cambridge (Isle of Ely) 48 — Cornwall 8½ — Cumberland 7,245 — Derby 41½ — Devon 9,151 — Essex 259 — Gloucester 1,018½ — Hampshire 2,050 286 Hereford (and Worcester) 362 — Hertford 791 — Kent 388½ — Lancaster 2,110 — Oxford 24 — Salop 256 — Somerset 98 — Suffolk — 3½ 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 —
Before 1938 During 1938. Acres Acres. Flint 57 — Glamorgan 206 — Merioneth 13,875 — Monmouth 63 — Radnor 10,987 — Total 111,919¾ 394¾ Grand Total 112,314½
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, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Yorks (E.R.), Anglesey, Brecon, Montgomery, Pembroke.