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Crichel Down

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture at what date he became aware of the fact that Crichel Down was acquired compulsorily.

I knew in October, 1952, that the 15 acres belonging to Mr. Hooper was purchased compulsorily, and in October. 1953. that the remainder of the area had been purchased under threat of compulsion.

97, 98 and 99.

asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) at what date he or the Parliamentary Secretary saw the letter which Mr. Hole wrote to Mr. Payne on 14th October, 1952; and if he will place a copy in the Library(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the report made by the Parliamentary Secretary after his visit to Crichel Down on 15th November, 1952; and if he will state at what date he and the hon. Member for the Guildford Division of Surrey saw the report;

(3) if he will place a copy of the communication from Mr. Wilcox to Mr. Eastwood, which followed the meeting between him and Sir Frederick Burrows on 17th February, 1953, regarding Crichel Down, in the Library.

These three documents are included in the sets of documents which have already been placed in the Library. The letter of 14th October, 1952, was referred to me on 17th October, 1952. The Joint Parliamentary Secretary in another place sent me his report and a copy to the Joint Parliamentary Secretary in this House, on 19th November, 1952.