HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c442W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties experienced by certain local authorities in Scotland on acquiring land for industrial development; and what legislative steps he intends to take to eliminate the power of private landowners to stultify industrial growth.

Mr. Ross:

Local planning authorities already have statutory powers to acquire land compulsorily in order to secure its use in accordance with their development plans.