HC Deb 21 July 1978 vol 954 cc442-3W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the adequacy of the powers in sections 101 and 115 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, to secure the repair of neglected listed buildings; and, if not, what steps he intends taking to improve the situation.

Mr. Shore

I am satisfied that the powers are adequate: but there are signs that they could be used more widely by local authorities.