HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc3-4W
Dr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has made funds available to local authorities to pay compensation following the making of discontinuance orders in relation to development (a) in national parks, (b) in areas of outstanding natural beauty and (c) elsewhere; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Macfarlane

There is no statutory power for the Secretary of State to contribute specifically to the compensation payable by a local planning authority following the making of a discontinuance order.