HC Deb 18 December 1973 vol 866 c290W
Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to give existing tenants of farms owned by Government Departments and statutory bodies the first option to purchase their holdings when they are placed on the market.

Mr. Graham Page

I see no reason to disturb or extend the current arrangement that surplus Government and nationalised industry land not required by local authorities is placed on the open market.