Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the cost from central Government funds of schemes to clear derelict land in the years 1979, 1980 and 1981; and what work is presently in hand.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The total grant paid in respect of expenditure on reclamation schemes in England in the last three years was:
£ million 1979–80 20.69 1980–81 24.75 1981–82 29.38
For 1982–83 it is envisaged that there will be a total expenditure of some £45 million on grant-aided schemes.