HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 cc158-9W
117. Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Secretary of State for War what lands derequisitioned by his Department since the end of World War II have been returned, by release and resale, respectively, in whole and in part to their previous owners: and in how many cases, and for what acreages, previous owners who wished to repurchase or relet properties have been refused the opportunity; and whether he will give the figures for England and Wales separately.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

All land de-requisitioned by the War Office since the end of the war has been returned to the owners. Separate figures for England and Wales are not available, but the total for the two countries together is about 260,000 acres. As Departments have no power to sell land held on requisition, the question of resale, etc., does not arise.