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Land Acquisition

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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59.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to safeguard the existing powers of local authorities to acquire land outside their areas, in the light of the proposals in the White Paper on Land; and, if so, how he proposes to do so.

The new land acquisition powers outlined in the White Paper will not detract from the existing powers of local authorities to buy land outside their own areas.