§ Mr. Ancram
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the total area of industrial derelict land at present in Scotland; and whether he is satisfied with the rehabilitation programme over the last decade since publication of SDD Circular 13/1972.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
No information is held centrally which would enable such an estimate to be made. Since the Scottish Development Agency assumed responsibility for derelict land clearance in 1975, the agency has spent some £110 million on this function and has achieved considerable progress in clearing derelict land throughout Scotland.