Sustainable Communities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 5th February 2003.

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Photo of John Prescott John Prescott Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Local Government and the Regions, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 12:31 pm, 5th February 2003

I am not sure about the last point—I do not think that they are included, but I shall write to the hon. Gentleman on this issue, as there are some peculiar definitions. His first point is a serious one that has concerned me for some time. Many Government Departments have a considerable amount of land available, and to be absolutely truthful, the Treasury always require that such land be sold at the highest market price.