HC Deb 07 April 1959 vol 603 cc3-4W
47. Sir.P. Agnew

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the case of the land at Cairnryan, near Stranraer, which is no longer required to be held by the War Department, he will give a prior opportunity to Mr. Malcolm Wallace, from whose family it was compulsorily acquired for war purposes, to buy it back.

Mr. H. Fraser

This land is part of the harbour at Cairnryan. It is not agricultural property which must be offered back to the original owner. I am trying to dispose of the port as a whole for commercial or industrial use so as to maintain employment in the neighbourhood and I cannot, therefore, give any assurance that Mr. Wallace's land will be dealt with separately. He will be informed of alternative arrangements we are making to sell the land in lots if it cannot be disposed of as a whole.

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