HC Deb 03 May 1978 vol 949 c126W
Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what statutory powers he or local authorities have to acquire properties in urban areas which because of their neglect by their owners seriously affect the general environment of the area.

Mr. McElhone

Planning authorities have powers to acquire neglected properties under Sections 102—(compulsory acquisition, 104—compulsory acquisition of a listed building where a repairs notice has been served—and 109—acquisition by agreement—of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972.