HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c35W
Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total acreage of land held by his Department in the counties of Devon and Dorset, respectively; and whether he anticipates any such land becoming redundant in view of the reorganisation of Army training establishments referred to in paragraphs 49 and 53 of the recent Supplementary Statement on Defence Policy, Command Paper No. 3701.

Mr. Reynolds

In Dorset we own about 12,000 acres, lease 1,400 acres and use 500 acres under licences. In Devon, the corresponding figures are 8,600, 11,800 and 20,000. It is too early yet to say what the precise effect of the reorganisation of Army training establishments, and of other changes referred to in Cmnd. 3701, will be on land holdings in Britain.