HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c117W
45. Mr. Neil Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the number of acres of vacant land which have been sold by local authorities.

Mr. Macfarlane

Up-to-date information on the amount of unused or underused land disposed of from the land registers up to 1 July is currently being collected for analysis. On the basis of the six-monthly monitoring return of 1 January and changes notified subsequently, a provisional estimate indicates that approximately 5,400 acres of land in local authority ownership have been sold or brought into use.

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