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Service Departments (Land)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Defence the total acreage of land owned by each of the three Service Departments on 1st June, 1950, and 1st September, 1950; the total acreage held on requisition on the same dates; and the total acreage of land over which training rights existed on those dates.

Details of the approximate acreages of land held by the Service Departments on 1st June, 1950, and 1st September, 1950, are given in the following table:nations as regards the contingents to be furnished by them for Western European defence; and as to the assembly and initial action of such contingents in case of war.

This is a matter which is being closely studied by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the statement I made during the Defence Debate on 14th September. With regard to the last part of the Question, I can assure the House that plans are being concerted with our Allies, but it would clearly not be in the interests of security for me to say more than that.