HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c253W
Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any further property has been accepted by the Government in satisfaction of estate duty or capital transfer tax.

Mr. Heseltine

Yes. Some 128 acres of marshland at Brightlingsea in Essex have been accepted under these arrangements. The land has been transferred to Essex county council and will be managed by the Nature Conservancy Council as a nature reserve. The net cost was £60, 955, and this was borne equally on the Vote of my Department and that of the Department of Education and Science (Office of Arts and Libraries).