HC Deb 16 March 1988 vol 129 c595W
5. Mr. Madel

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will consider further action to improve the performance of local authorities in disposing of unused land.

Mr. Ridley

In replying to my hon. Friend, the Member for Banbury (Mr. Baldry) on 7 March, I said that I intend that local authorities should regularly publish information about the unused and underused land that they own, in order to stimulate improved management of their land and contribute to their public accountability.