§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will extend the provisions of the Industrial Development Act 1966 to ensure that local authorities wishing to obtain reclamation grants shall not be prevented from doing so by delays in fixing values on land for purchase by district valuers.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
The arrangement by which local authorities are asked to acquire land at a price to be agreed by the district valuer as a prerequisite for grant is an administrative one. A suggested amendment to legislation is not, therefore, appropriate.