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Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Committee on the Management of Privately Owned Blocks of Flats submitted advice to his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion asa result of the advice given.

None. The committee to which my hon. Friend refers was appointed last year under the chairmanship of Mr. Edward Nugee, QC to examine a wide range of problems associated with the management of privately owned blocks of flats and to make recommendations. It is expected to report later this year.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Inland Waterways Authority Advisory Council submitted advice to his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion as a result of the advice given.

Twice. On one occasion we made consequent drafting changes to the proposed objectives of the British Waterways Board and, on the other a report on BWB marina policies was referred to the BWB for further consideration. But IWAAC also submitted other advice and representations direct to BWB as it is empowered to do under section 110(2) of the Transport Act 1968.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions in the 12 months to 31 March the Property Advisory Group submitted advice to his Department; and what action was taken by his Department on each occasion as a result of the advice given.

The Property Advisory Group has met on 22 occasions in the past 12 months and has provided advice on a variety of topics relevant to my Department's current work.