HC Deb 14 July 1964 vol 698 cc998-9
8. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how much derelict land there is in the National Parks and areas scheduled as of outstanding natural beauty.

Mr. Corfield

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave him on 7th July last.

Mr. Boyden

Now that the Parliamentary Secretary admits that he has not sufficient information about the location or size of this problem, will he give an indication of what information he intends to obtain and, more important, whether his Department proposes to revise the methods for dealing with this very serious problem?

Mr. Corfield

Revising the methods is another question. The problem at the moment is that the information we get is shown on development plans which cover different periods for different areas, so it is not possible to relate the information to the position overall on any particular date. It was to that that the circular was directed.