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Residuary Bodies (Land)

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to his reply of 12 May, he will detail the reasons advanced by each residuary body making successful application for consent for disposal of land or buildings for less than the best price offered.

Approval, of the disposal, of the land at Caryl street, Liverpool, and at Humbold street, Bradford, were given in order to complete negotiations in progress when the metropolitan county councils were abolished. Approval of the disposal of the Greater Manchester museum of science and industry was given to enable the freehold to be transferred to the Museum trust.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what justifications were advanced by the London Residuary Body for applications made to his Department for the acquisition of land as listed in his reply to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West on 12 May 1987.

A summary of the London Residuary Body's reasons in each case follows:

Land applicationReasons for acquisition
Sub-underlease of part of first floor of 20 Albert Embankment SE1To provide accommodation for staff of the London and South East Regional Planning Conference.
551b High Road, N17To safeguard a right of access and to improve the marketability of an adjacent Residuary Body property.
Land at the rear of the Western Arms Public House, W10To enable work to be completed on the construction of industrial units commenced by the former GLC.
14–20 Glass Street, EC2To achieve an exchange of land which would enhance the value of a site already owned by the LRB.