HL Deb 20 May 1982 vol 430 c872WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there have been cases of leases of land by the National Trust to Government departments other than the lease for the bunker at Naphill, and, if so, (1) with which departments (including the Ministry of Defence), (2) in each case for what purpose, (3) in each case what is the length of the lease, and (4) in each case what is the rent paid.

The Earl of Avon

The Government do not centrally hold a record of each and every lease taken in the names of the Secretaries of State for various departments.

It is most unlikely that the information could be gathered in less than one month bearing in mind the wide distribution of National Trust interests and it is considered that the resource costs of undertaking the inquiry are likely to be disproportionately high by comparison with the amount of information obtained.

The noble Lord might consider it useful to contact the National Trust.