HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 cc307-8W
32. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in transferring surplus Ministry land in Shoeburyness to the Southend borough council; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stanley

Negotiations with Southend borough council over the lease of 85 acres are continuing. There has been some delay because of the presence within the area of a site of special scientific interest, the exact boundary of which is still under discussion with the Nature Conservancy Council.