HC Deb 19 May 1971 vol 817 c297W
51. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to ensure that more rural land is released for building purposes in order to reduce its price; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

The primary responsibility for ensuring that enough land is available for building purposes rests with local planning authorities. They were reminded of the importance of this in my Department's Circular 10/70 issued on 14th December, 1970.