HC Deb 05 March 1954 vol 524 cc113-4W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for War what other sites he has considered for requisition or lease as a grenade range and danger area near Lanark, apart from a site off Hyndford Road below the Beeches Walk and another beside the racecourse; and why he is pressing for the latter rather than the former.

Mr. Head

A detailed reconnaissance was made and the site beside the racecourse, for which provisional planning clearance was given in 1950 and which does not involve agricultural land, was considered the best in the circumstances.