HC Deb 21 March 1991 vol 188 c194W
Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many properties owned and administered by his Department have been empty for(a) more than six months or (b) more than one year; and what is the regional distribution of these properties.

Mr. Dorrell

The National Health Service has some 4,000 hectares of land which is surplus to requirements and in process of disposal. The distribution between regional health authorities is as follows:

Region Surplus land area (hectares)
Northern 355
Yorkshire 509
Trent 535
East Anglia 94
North West Thames 86
North East Thames 335
South East Thames 394
South West Thames 287
Wessex 25
Oxford 91
South Western 182
West Midlands 573
Mersey 278
North Western 339

Detailed information about the length of time National Health Service property has been empty is not held centrally.

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