HC Deb 13 November 1997 vol 300 cc608-9W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he has set targets for the proportion of new housing to be built on brown land within existing conurbations and settlements; and if he will make a statement. [15769]

Mr. Raynsford

The current target for England is for 50 per cent. of new housing to be built on previously used sites, most of which will be in existing settlements.