Derelict Sites Act 1990
Power of Minister to give a direction.
12.— The Minister may—
( a) direct a local authority to serve a notice under section 11 (1) , in relation to a derelict site which is included in the register, or
( b) direct a local authority to take such steps as he considers reasonable and necessary to give effect to the terms of a notice served under section 11 (1) , or
( c) direct a local authority to take such steps as may be specified by him so as to prevent any land owned or occupied by them from becoming or continuing to be a derelict site,
and it shall be the duty of the local authority to comply with the direction within such period as may be specified by the Minister.