§ 88. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give the reasons for the retention of the Stanford battle area and the adjacent training area in Norfolk; and, in view of the fact that this area contains many acres of agricultural land, what use is being made of it at present.
§ Mr. Bellenger
No decision about the future of these areas has yet been taken by His Majesty's Government. The nature of the consideration which is being given to land requirements for the Services was explained by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in his statement on 25th February. As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to my hon. Friend the Member for South-West Norfolk (Mr. Dye) on 24th February.