HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 c217W
64. Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of acres of derelict, dormant, or under-utilised land now appearing on the register set up for that purpose; how many have been sold; and how many are currently in the ownership of Government Departments.

Mr. Macfarlane

At the latest return on 1 July the registers contained 110,543 acres of unused and underused public land, including 7,321 acres of Crown land. Some but by no means all of the land is derelict; 6,566 acres have been sold and 3,197 acres removed from the registers because the land has been brought into use.