HC Deb 05 November 1947 vol 443 cc207-8W
72. Mr. Medland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will favourably consider and authorise reopening to the public the Devils Point and Longroom areas of Stonehouse, Plymouth, in view of the fact that this open space has always, between wars, been available to both residents and visitors.

Mr. W. Edwards

The Devil's Point and Longroom areas referred to are owned by the Crown. Devil's Point is in the occupation of the War Department and Longroom in the occupation of the Admiralty. Both areas formed the subject of lettings to the Plymouth Corporation at nominal rentals in prewar years. The readmission of the public to a part of the Longroom area is at present being negotiated between the town clerk and the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. Readmission of the public to the Devil's Point area is properly a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.