HC Deb 04 May 1978 vol 949 c242W
Mr. Tim Renton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what extra staffing and administrative costs were incurred by local authorities in England through the operation of the Community Land Act in 1977–78 or the period for which most recent figures are available.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The 1976–77 provisional figures for local authorities staffing and administrative costs charged out to the community land accounts is £3.5 million. Not all of this is necessarily extra expenditure. A figure for 1977–78 is not yet available.