HC Deb 08 May 1963 vol 677 c76W
Sir C. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to declare the boundaries of the Windsor Estate for the purposes of Section 5 of the Crown Estate Act, 1961; and what other measures he has taken to preserve the amenities of the Crown Estate in this area.

Mr. Maudling

Her Majesty has been pleased to declare the boundaries of the Windsor Estate, and within that estate the division between Windsor Park and Windsor Forest, by Order in Council made on 2nd May, 1963. The boundaries follow recommendations put forward by the Crown Estate Commissioners who have been very thoroughly into the question of the proper boundaries of the estate to be taken for this purpose, having regard both to the present extent of the Park and Forest and of their history since the Windsor Forest Enclosure Act a century and a half ago. The boundaries are shown on a map deposited in the Public Record Office, a copy of which on the 2-1 in. scale is available to hon. Members in the Library of the House.

The Commissioners have also felt it to be important that the amenities of the Thames river frontage at Datchet opposite the Home Park should be preserved for future generations and to this end they are entering into a covenant with the National Trust.