§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on his policy regarding the operation of Part IV of the Community Land Act 1975 relating to unoccupied office premises; what use he has so far made of his powers; and what is his departmental budget for the current and forthcoming financial year for acquisitions under Section 28 of the Act.
§ Mr. John Silkin
The powers of Part IV will be exercised where my right hon. Friend considers he would be justified in taking action. It would be inappropriate to forecast What sums might be required.