HC Deb 05 November 1975 vol 899 cc197-8W
21. Mr. Sainsbury

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements he has made to recompense local authorities for any costs they incur in the preparation of land acquisition and management schemes prior to the enactment of the Community Land Bill.

Mr. John Silkin

Local authorities have been advised that as soon as the Bill receives Royal Assent they will be directed to open land accounts. Costs incurred in the preparation of LAMS both before and after enactment can then be charged to these accounts.