HC Deb 14 May 1975 vol 892 c124W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest estimate which he has of the amount of derelict land in Scotland, showing what proportion of this total exists in urban areas and the amounts of derelict land reclaimed in Scotland, respectively.

Mr. William Ross

Some 25,000 acres, of which about one-quarter lies within burghal areas. At 31st March 1975 local authorities had completed derelict land reclamation schemes relating to 4,457 acres of which about one-third lie within burghal areas.