§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what arrangement he is making to provide alternative places of recreation, etc., for the community where commons and open spaces have been taken over by the Service Departments, and where footpaths have been closed and are not to be returned for public use.
§ Mr. Silkin
It would be premature to consider alternative provision in the matters referred to until a final decision has been taken as to the per- 345W manent requirements of the Service Departments. Every effort will be made to secure the release of open spaces and footpaths wherever practicable.