HC Deb 18 April 1972 vol 835 c77W
Mr. Money

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in the light of the shortage of land for housing development in urban areas, he will encourage local authorities to release land at present used for allotments for this purpose.

Mr. Graham Page

I hope local authorities will consider this way of making land no longer needed for allotments available for housing. In the case of statutory allotment land it is open to any authority, if it wishes, to discuss with the Department at an early stage and in advance of a formal application under the Allotments Acts, any proposals involving allotment land which it may have in mind.

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