HC Deb 04 May 1977 vol 931 c180W
Mr. Bulmer

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Land Fund is a permanent memorial to those killed in war.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The Finance Act of 1946 provides for land and other property acquired through the Fund to be disposed of for the use and enjoyment of the public. Statements by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Dr. Dalton, in his Budget speech on 9th April 1946 suggest that he conceived that in this way the land could be regarded as dedicated to the memory of the war dead as well as to the use and enjoyment of the living.