HC Deb 04 May 1976 vol 910 c330W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities submit Form P11 in the requisite time period.

Mr. Freeson

Circular 33/76, issued in March, said that consideration would be given to withdrawing the general approval and refusing special approvals for acquisitions if a local authority persistently failed to make its quarterly returns. I hope that this will ensure that returns are submitted promptly in future and that such a step will not be necessary.