§ Mr. Squire
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to make public the Land Register in England and Wales.
§ Sir George Young
The Land Register recording unused and underused land owned by public bodies for England is kept in my Department's headquarters. A copy of the register for the districts covered by each of my Department's regions is also kept at the relevant regional office. A further copy of the register for each district is kept at the principal office of the local authority concerned. The registers are available for inspection by the public free of charge, during normal office hours. The Land Register for Wales is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.