§ Mr. Foot
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether the inquiry into the future of Dartmoor will be held in public; whether there will be any limitation on the number of witnesses able to give evidence; and whether there will be an opportunity for representatives of local bodies concerned to cross-examine representatives of the Service Departments concerned.
§ Mr. Silkin
The inquiry into the future of Dartmoor will be held in public. It will be within the discretion of the person holding the inquiry to decide who may give evidence, but the object will be to afford full opportunity for evidence to be given on any aspect of the proposal affecting the public interest. Representatives of the Service Departments concerned will be present to explain the proposal. Subject to security considerations, they will be authorised to answer questions on matters of fact which may be put at the discretion of the person holding the inquiry.146W
spectively, in the R.A.F. are serving on Regular engagements; and how many have been so recruited during each of the last six months.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
It would not be in the public interest at present to give the figures asked for in the first part of the Question. The answer to the second part of the Question is given in the following table: