§ 86. Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give a general direction to the British Waterways Board to review its policy of leasing out its holdings of surplus land, rather than selling it, since this policy can deny valuable land for house building, in conflict with his policy for the release of land for housing.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
No. The board must be free to judge in the particular circumstances of each case whether to sell or lease. It has both sold and leased surplus land for housing development.