HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 cc31-2W
40. Mr. John Hall

asked the Prime Minister if, apart from times of national emergency, it is now Government policy to allow land compulsorily acquired by a Government Department to be sold to private industry despite the expressed wish of former owners to repurchase their land, and without a public inquiry.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

The Government's policy for the disposal of compulsorily acquired agricultural land remains as stated by the Minister of Agriculture in the Crichel Down debate on 20th July, 1954.