§ Mr. Douglas
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 1940 and during that year; and will he also give a list of those counties in which no action has been taken?
No Deeds of Declaration were deposited during the year 1940. I would therefore refer the hon. Member to the answer which was given to the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede) on 6th February, 1940.
§ Mr. Douglas
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 1940, or was outstanding on 31st December, 1939, 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?