§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the acreage of the land bank within the city of Southampton held by (a) Southampton city council, (b) Hampshire county council, (c) British Rail, (d) any other public bodies and (e) Associated British Ports.
§ Sir George Young
My Department does not hold information about land banks. What is recorded in the land register is unused and underused land in the ownership of public bodies. There are 96 acres of such land within the city of Southampton, 49 acres owned by Southampton city council, 35 acres by Hampshire county council and 12 acres by the British Railways Board.