HC Deb 22 May 1953 vol 515 c189W
Mr. Baker

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the need for increased home food production and the consequent necessity of conserving agricultural land, he will take steps to make the acquisition of agricultural land for defence, housing or industrial purposes subject to approval of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries before any acquisition order of such land becomes operative.

The Prime Minister

No. The existing arrangements already ensure that no agricultural land is used for any other purpose, except after full consultation with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.