HC Deb 21 June 1974 vol 875 cc281-2W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research is now

is not available in the particular detail requested since it is not possible to split the statistical information as at June 1970 and February 1974. Acreages of land cleared during 1973 are not yet available because they are currently being collected as part of the new and extended survey of derelict land as at 1st April 1974.

Following is the information available:


Acreage of derelict land restored by all agencies.

Total acreage restored in the calendar year ended 31st December:

being conducted into sea water desalination, as recommended in paragraph 143 of the last annual report of the Water Resources Board.

Mr. Denis Howell

As recommended by the Water Resources Board, a small research and development capability is being maintained by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. It is supported by my Department and the Ministry of Overseas Development.