HC Deb 22 July 1975 vol 896 c166W
Mr. Edge

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will print in the Official Report the estimated net cost to local authorities of implementing the provisions of the Community Land Bill in the first five financial years following the Bill's passage into law.

Mr. John Silkin

It would be premature to do so before they are further advanced with their land acquisition and management schemes and preparation of rolling programmes of acquisition and disposal in the light of land needs for private development in their areas. Purchases for all their existing statutory purposes will of course benefit from new lower prices.