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Local Authority Land

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what advice he has given local authorities regarding the outright sale, or leasing, of land, under their ownership, which has been requested for industrial development; and if he will make a statement.

Authorities have been notified, in Scottish Development Department Circular 29/1979, that a general consent was granted under section 74A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 removing the former restrictions on disposal of land, including industrial land.