HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c326W
97. Mr. Medland

asked the Secretary of State for War when it is proposed to clear the moor in the Widecombe and Lydford districts of Devonshire from bombs and live shells, in view of the fact that a number of accidents entailing loss of life has already occurred.

Mr. Bellenger

The clearance of the area of Dartmoor which is still requisitioned, is held in abeyance until the future of this area, which is now under consideration by the Inter-Departmental Committee on Service Land Requirements, is known. Other areas in the vicinity, for which there is no further military requirement, are held purely on account of the presence of unexploded missiles. These areas will be cleared as quickly as the shortage of trained manpower will permit. Notice boards are placed in prominent positions warning the public of the danger of unexploded missiles.

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