HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 cc294-5W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what discussions he has had with local authorities in Scotland concerning agency arrangements under the Community Land Bill proposals; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how he proposes to distribute the additional staff required under the Community Land Bill between the Land Authority and Scottish local authorities; and how many of the additional staff will be in Scotland.

Mr. William Ross

No Land Authority is proposed for Scotland; any agency arrangements in Scotland would be between one local authority and another. The possibility of such arrangements is for consideration in the making up of land acquisition and management schemes, on which consultations are in progress.

When the community land scheme is in full operation, the additional public service manpower in Scotland could be of the order of 1,000–1,500.

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