HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc375-6W
90. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what acreage of land he estimates to have been released for buliding purposes during the last convenient 12 months period and during the preceding 12 months period in southern England or in such counties in southern England as are willing to make the information available.

Mr. Channon

It is estimated that in the South East, outside London, some 9,400 acres were the subject of planning permissions for house-building in the period July 1971-June 1972. This compares with 8,800 acres in the preceding year. Comparable information is not available for other areas of the South or other types of building.