§ The Minister of State, Scottish Office (Mr. Ian Lang)
The powers to establish urban development corporations contained in the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 apply equally in Scotland.
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. I hope that we shall be able to conduct this Question Time in good humour and in good order.
§ Mr. Steen
I have not started to ask my question. I said that the fact that one represented a constituency a few miles south did not mean that one could not appreciate the wonders of Scottish urban redevelopment. Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the most important things in urban regeneration is to encourage vacant public land to be privatised and to get some of the dead land moving in private enterprise?
§ Mrs. Fyfe
Has the Minister considered the fact that Strathclyde regional council and Glasgow district council are doing their desperate best to help decaying urban areas such as my constituency? If the private sector is dying to invest in Maryhill, where is that money? Why do we not see some of it?