§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the answer of 10 July, Official Report, column 475, if he will make a statement on the action that he has taken to require the owners of the 50 sites identified on the land registers to dispose of them; and what action he has taken or contemplates taking under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 to bring these sites to the attention of private sector purchasers.
§ Sir George Young
I am presently considering the representations made to me following the 50 notices issued on 25 June under section 99 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980. In the light of those representations, my right hon. Friend will decide whether or not to direct the owners to dispose of their interest in the sites under section 98 of the Act. He will issue his decision shortly.