HC Deb 21 June 1956 vol 554 cc118-9W
53. Mr. Snow

asked the Prime Minister what inter-departmental organisation exists for the prevention of excessive demands by Departments for land and for the economic use of land already held by Departments but which may from time to time become surplus to requirements.

The Prime Minister

There is a procedure, operated by the Ministry of Works, for notification between Departments of land no longer needed. In order to avoid taking over fresh land, in certain cases arrangements can be made for a Department to take over land no longer needed. There are special limitations dating from 1954 on the transfer-of agricultural land from one Department to another.