§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that on the night of 13th586W
ing derelict or semi-derelict land with the aid of the unemployed; it being understood that such land should when reclaimed, be sold for the benefit of the State and the partial covering of outlay?
§ Sir R. Dorman-Smith
The question of reconditioning derelict or semi-derelict land with the aid of the unemployed raises important matters of policy regarding the terms and conditions governing the acquisition of the land, transference, temporary housing, terms and conditions of employment and the economic results of such a project, which do not fall entirely within the ambit of my powers and duties, and with which it is not possible to deal by way of question and answer.