HC Deb 07 February 1989 vol 146 c601W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his policy on the sale of local authority freeholds to industrial leasehold tenants on local authority industrial estates.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

It is for each local authority to adopt its own policy on this question. In general we consider that, where industrial estates are sold, the tenants should have a fair chance to purchase the freehold.