HC Deb 16 April 1946 vol 421 cc418-9W
111. Mr. Cuthbert

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the danger to the public arising out of unexploded missiles on the Downs in East Sussex; and if he will take steps to remove this danger before the holiday season.

Mr. Lawson:

Four out of the eight blocks of land included in the South Downs Training Area have now been cleared of unexploded missiles and are in process of being derequisitioned. The physical clearance of the remaining areas is delayed by the acute shortage of trained personnel and the necessary technical equipment, but I am most anxious that these areas should be cleared and relinquished as quickly as possible and every effort is being made in this direction.