HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 c129W
81. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of local protests about the regular footpaths and roads which are threatened with permanent closure as a result of the establishment of the Aeronautical Research Station at Twin Woods, Bedfordshire; and whether he will arrange for a full investigation which takes account of the possibility of keeping open all established rights of way by diverting them where necessary or creating alternative routes to meet the convenience of local residents.

Mr. J. Freeman

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport has been asked to take action under the Requisitioned Land and War Works Acts, 1945 and 1948 to close permanently certain highways which would interfere with the use of the Aeronautical Research Station at Twin-wood. Under these Acts there is full machinery for the consideration of objections and for the provision of diversions or substitute highways.