§ 14. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs in how many cases in the last year planning powers have been used to prevent disused railway lines from becoming derelict, unsightly and overgrown with weeds.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. F. V. Corfield)
This information is not available since local authorities are not required to notify my right hon. Friend of schemes for treating derelict, neglected or unsightly land.
§ Mr. Corfield
Local planning authorities and local authorities generally have a wide variety of powers under which they can acquire land, or require land of this sort to be dealt with. My right hon. Friend does not consider that any special consideration should be drawn to their attention at the present moment.