HC Deb 07 March 1984 vol 55 c599W
19. Mr. Durant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will require the owners of vacant sites included in the land registers to offer by way of a public sale without reserve price 5 per cent. of their holdings in 1982.

Mr. Macfarlane

No. In considering whether to use powers of direction I am bound to have regard to the circumstances of individual sites.