§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
My consent to the disposal of allotment land for other purposes is required under existing legislation only where the land has been purchased or appropriated by a local authority for allotments. I understand that the land to which the hon. Member refers is in private ownership and that it is intended by the trustees of the estate to develop it as a building site. I am also informed that the town council have a number of vacant allotments available for the present tenants of the Bentley Road allotments.