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Water Authorities (Land Disposal)

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 15 December, Official Report, column 398, if he will make available in the Library, a copy of his letter to water authorities in April 1985 setting out Government policy on the disposal of land surplus to their operational requirements, and the guidelines relating for notifying interested bodies, particularly in relation to national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

I have today placed copies of the letter in the Library of the House. The guidelines to which it refers were orginally issued by the Forestry Commission. I have asked my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland to place copies in the Library.