44. Lieut.-Colonel Sir ARNOLD WILSON
asked the Minister of Transport to what extent he has exercised the power 1144 vested in him to purchase land within 220 yards of the centre of a road to the cost of making which a contribution has been made from national funds; and in whom is vested land so purchased?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
In addition to some small parcels of land acquired to avoid claims for severance in connection with a number of road schemes, my predecessors purchased approximately 112 acres surplus to the land required for the construction of the North Orbital Road. The land, so far as it still remains unsold, is vested in the Minister.