35. Mr. CREECH JONES
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the rapid changes in countryside development and the slowness of the present periodic revision of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, steps can be taken forthwith to overcome the accumulated arrears; and how soon will the committee of inquiry make known its findings on this matter?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I fully appreciate the importance of expediting the revision of Ordnance Survey maps, and I am hopeful that the Departmental Committee which is now sitting will be able to make proposals for placing revision on a satisfactory basis. I am informed that the committee is on the point of completing an interim report, and that this will be in my hands very shortly.
§ Sir JOSEPH NALL
In view of the considerable difficulty which arises owing to over-development in a great many areas not being properly marked on the maps now available, can the Department in the meantime expedite the re-survey of those areas where development has taken place?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I think it would be better to have the Ordnance Survey developed along the lines of the report of the Committee which has gone very thoroughly into the matter.
§ Sir J. NALL
Is there any point in resurveying areas where no change has taken place, while these arrears have to be dealt with in other parts of the country?