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Brisley Green (Cultivation)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what action he proposes to take in view of the correspondence sent to him from Brisley Parish Council regarding the future cultivation of Brisley Green.

As my hon. Friend is aware, part of Brisley Green, which has been cultivated under emergency powers, will be derequisitioned in 1951. Since this is common land, it can, after that date, only be used for the purpose of the common rights which exist over it, and cultivation will not be possible unless those concerned take steps under existing common legislation to extinguish the common rights. Suggestions as to possible action by the local interests were included in my letter of 11th November to my hon. Friend.

If the parish council take the appropriate steps under the Law of Property Act, 1925, to enable this common to continue under cultivation, will my right hon. Friend give them his approval?