§ Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the target date for the clearance of derelict land.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Local authorities in the priority areas are aiming to clear their derelict land in a 10-year period, and in this objective they are receiving our full support. This is most ambitious, covering as it does the development, intermediate and derelict land clearance areas. Elsewhere local authorities are tackling the problem as systematically as other commitments and priorities permit.