§ Mr. Benn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) of the parcels of land at Greenham common or Crookham common acquired by compulsory purchase if he will specify(a) the details of the land acquired (b) the names of the vendors, (c) the date or dates of acquisition, (d) the statutory authority used for the purchases and (e) the consultative procedures carried out prior to acquisition;
(2) which parts of Greenham common and Crookham common were purchased under compulsory powers; and which were purchased by voluntary agreement with the vendor by his Department.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
No parts of Greenham and Crookham commons were purchased under compulsory powers by the Ministry of Defence. Land was requisitioned under emergency powers during the last war and the freeholds were later acquired by agreement.