§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from local authority associations about the need for local councils to receive early notification about the disposal of surplus publicly owned land; and what steps he is taking to meet this request.
§ Mr. Fox
The London Boroughs Association, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and the Association of County Councils have asked for early notification of surplus Government land for disposal.
As from now this land will be advertised in the Estates Gazette under a new special heading "Surplus Government Land", in each case as soon as possible after it has been declared surplus by the Government Department concerned.