HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 c162W
116. Mr. Medland

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Dartmoor is now clear of live ammunition; and what areas are still dangerous to the public.

Mr. Bellenger

No, Sir. The areas in Dartmoor Forest used before the war as ranges by my Department have long been dangerous to the public. The extension to the ranges, used during the war, that is still retained and whose future is being considered by the Government, is still dangerous. Notice boards to this effect are erected around the perimeter of the whole area and the public in their own interest are advised to take heed of them. As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend on 22nd October, 1946, certain other areas it the vicinity for which there is no further military requirement, are held purely on account of the presence of unexploded missiles.