HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c28W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what specific action he is taking with regard to land at present held by Government Departments in accordance with paragraph 24 (vii) of the Second Interim Report of the Action Group on London Housing.

Mr. Chanson

My Department is in close and continuing contact with all landholding Government Departments and nationalised industries to ensure that all surplus land is released at the earliest possible moment and that the future of sites presently required is reviewed at intervals.

Since August 1971 Government Departments have released a total of some 688 acres of land, of which something over half is appropriate to and has been allocated for housing purposes.