HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 cc2039-40W
Major J. White

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has now received reports on the danger to life and property arising from the continual employment of the Postling training area; and whether, with the diminishing military training needs in this district, he can now give a date on which this property will be derequisitioned and the land made available for food production.

Mr. Lawson

Firing over this area ceased on 31st October, and it is no longer required for military training. It cannot, however, be derequisitioned unfil it has been cleared of unexploded missiles.

Flight-Lieutenant Parkin

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will release parts of Minchinhampton Common, a Gloucestershire beauty spot, requisitioned by his Department and now becoming ugly and derelict.

Mr. Lawson

Yes, Sir. Derequisitioning is already in progress and will be completed as soon as the War Department structures have been removed.