HL Deb 29 March 1962 vol 238 c1174WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there has been any improvement in the state of the land used by the Army in the Dartmoor National Park to which the public have access.


My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for War has had a special survey made in the area of the Dartmoor National Park with the object of removing all unnecessary military para-

phernalia and litter. I can assure the noble Lord that the majority of the complaints he raised in a list which he sent recently to my noble friend, Lord Jellicoe, have now been rectified. My right honourable friend regrets, however, that it is not possible to discontinue the use of roads across the range, or to avoid vehicle marks on the ground. He is satisfied that the use of the training area and ranges on Dartmoor must continue, but he will see to it that every consideration is given to the enjoyment of Dartmoor by the public.

House adjourned at two minutes past nine o'clock.