§ 156. Mr. Medland
asked the Secretary of State for War why his Department has notified the Service Land Requirements Committee that they will require the whole of the areas of Dartmoor taken over during the war for battle training with live ammunition; and if the Devon County Council, the Plymouth and Exeter City Councils and the other local authorities have been consulted by his Department.
§ Mr. Bellenger
This area is most suitable for the particular type of training that is now essential, but the committee is examining all the Services' requirements in conjunction with other needs and a final decision has not been reached. With regard to the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister yesterday.