§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a circular to local authorities encouraging them to make available unused land as temporary allotment sites in those areas where demands for such plots is substantial.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Local authorities should be sufficiently aware of the need to which my hon. Friend refers. I would refer him to the White Paper on Sport and Recreation (Cmnd. 6200) issued in August 1975—in which local authorities were encouraged to maintain their efforts to meet the demand for allotments—and to the statement on allotments made by my noble Friend Baroness Birk in another place on 17th March in which the temporary use of land was emphasised.