§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Supply if he will give further particulars of the intended use by his Department of Odstone Down, near the White Horse Hill on the Berkshire Downs, for dropping incendiaries and parachute release containers, other than high explosives, on a bombing target near the village of Ashbury; how far co-operation in these activities has been achieved with the Air Ministry; whether the use of this area for bombing will interfere with agricultural production; to what extent is it intended to make use of this range by day and night, respectively; and what signals will be given to warn local inhabitants.
§ Mr. Wilmot
The use of Odstone Down is at present being considered by the Interdepartmental Committee on Services Land Requirements. If permanent retention of the range is approved, it will be shared between the Air Ministry and ourselves. The present warning system of flag flying to indicate danger and of warning notices set up on the range boundaries will remain in force. It is not possible at the moment to estimate the extent of the interference with agricultural production