HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c355W
Norman Baker

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total area designated for urban land use in(a) 1974, (b) 1984, (c) 1994 and (d) 2003 was in England. [165753]

Keith Hill

The information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information available for designated urban land areas with populations of 1,000 or more in census years:

Million hectares
1981 1.035
1991 1.087
2001 1.159

These figures are for built-up areas, irrespective of administrative boundaries.

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