§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to require that all land no longer required for a nationalised industry for their own purpose should be handed over to local authorities within three years at a valuation to be agreed or settled by arbitration.
§ Mr. Graham Page
No. Disposal of their land is a matter of management for the nationalised industries. Under arrangements agreed in 1966 land which they would otherwise offer on the open market is first offered to the local authorities in whose area it is situated. The prise is a matter for negotiation.