asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress is being made with the publication of air photo mosaics ordnance survey maps of Cumberland and Westmorland on both medium and large scales.
The Ordnance Survey has not published any large or medium scale air photo mosaics of Cumberland and Westmorland and does not contemplate doing so. Provided suitable air cover is available, however, such mosaics can be produced to meet specific orders. Because of the small demand for air photo mosaics, the Ordnance Survey has curtailed its original programme for their publication as one of its normal services and, from the beginning of the year, has restricted the publication of new mosaics to areas of Great Britain that had been partly covered before that date. A note to this effect was issued by the Director-General in February, 1950, and I am arranging for a copy of this note to be sent to the hon. Member.