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London Parks (Requisitioned Areas)

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War when it is likely that the portions of the parks and open spaces of London, now occupied by the different Service Departments, will be released and returned to the care of the local authorities in order that their full amenities may be restored as early as possible for the use of the public.

The areas retained are restricted mainly to gun sites and attached camps. The former cannot be released, or the constructional work destroyed, until the postwar requirements have been determined. The latter are still required as troop accommodation, to enable houses and flats to be released, but there will be no unavoidable delay in releasing them when their essential purpose has been served.