HL Deb 15 March 1983 vol 440 cc719-20WA
Lord Hawke

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to encourage the provision of allotments for the elderly and the long-term unemployed.

Lord Skelmersdale

The provision of allotments is a matter for the individual local authorities who are under a statutory duty, where they are of the opinion that there is a demand for allotments in their area, to provide a sufficient number and to let them to local residents.