§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps are being taken to bring into use surplus land in Hampshire owned by public authorities.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
My right hon. Friend has published a register of unused and underused public land for every district in Hampshire, and has power to direct the disposal of such land. A copy of each register may be inspected in the offices of the local authority. Surplus Government land is sold as quickly as possible, and other public bodies have active disposal programmes.