§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has any plans to bring the Northern Ireland Allotment Act 1932 into line with the legislation for other parts of the United Kingdom on allotments.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I am aware of a recent request from the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd. for the Northern Ireland legislation to be brought into line with Great Britain. I understand this arose as a result of the concern expressed by one allotment holder about the possible loss of allotment sites in the Belfast city council area. The council has confirmed that it has no plans to dispose of any of its sites. There have been no other complaints about the legislation.