HC Deb 29 January 1979 vol 961 cc347-8W
Dr. M. S. Miller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is able to announce the results of the survey of reclaimed derelict land conducted in 1978.

Mr. Marks

The results are published today and copies have been placed in the Library. They show that during 1976–77 and 1977–78, 4,257 hectares—10,515 acres—of derelict land were restored to beneficial use. Of this, 1,058 hectares—2,613 acres—were within the areas of local authorities designated under the provisions of the Inner Urban Areas Act 1978. The figure of 2,640 hectares—6,521 acres—for 1977–78 is the highest annual amount ever recorded.