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Ellon

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied that sufficient land is available for recreational use in Ellon.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the population of Ellon for each of the past 10 years.

Estimated figures, so far as they are available, are given in the table below. Estimates for small burghs which are no longer local government areas have not been made since 1974.

Ellon Burgh, estimated home population at 30th June
19681,700
19691,877
19702,021
19712,349
19722,694
19732,855
19742,898

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has received any proposals from Gordon District Council for the acquisition of land in Ellon for recreational purposes within the last three years.

My right hon. Friend would not normally expect to receive any such proposals.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in the light of the decision of Aberdeen and Northern Marts to discontinue the lease of a field in Ellon to Ellon United Football Club, if he will take steps to intervene.

This is not a matter in which my right hon. Friend has any power to intervene.