HC Deb 25 October 1990 vol 178 c267W
Mr. Alan Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions since 1979 his Department has compelled education authorities to sell land that was being held for future school building.

Mr. Atkins

Directions under section 98 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 are not issued where public sector owners have firm and specific plans to bring land into use for the purposes of their functions within a reasonable period.