§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an assurance that he will not exercise his powers so as to derogate from the provisions of Sections 7 and 9 of the Epping Forest Act 1878 that the Forest should at all times be kept uninclosed and unbuilt on as an open space for the recreation and enjoyment of the public; and how often in the last five years his powers have been exercised 215W without the consent of the Corporation of the City of London as Conservators of Epping Forest.
§ Mr. John Mackie
My right hon. Friend has no present intention of exercising his powers in this way, nor am I aware that the Department has done anything during the past five years to derogate from the provisions of Sections 7 and 9 of the Epping Forest Act 1878.