HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c155W
58. Mrs. Fenner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the progress of his regional bodies studying release of land for building; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

The consultations between the Department's regional officers, local planning authorities and developers to find solutions to specific local difficulties in the supply of land for house building are proceeding urgently. These consultations will be a continuing process to be acted upon as occasions arise, while problems of particular land shortages remain unsolved.

Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the amount of building land released by planning authorities in Hampshire, Dorset and Devon, respectively, both in 1971 and 1972; and what estimate he has of the effect on land prices of such releases.

Mr. Graham Page

I would advise my hon. Friend to apply to the local authorities concerned for this information.