HC Deb 24 February 1967 vol 741 cc353-4W
Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) how much railway land has been made available for housing in the Greater London area as at 24th February 1967;

(2) whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT an estimate of the amount of railway land which will be made available in future for housing in Greater London.

Mr. Mellish

I understand from British Rail that, since 1st April, 1965, they have sold, or authorised for sale, to local authorities in Greater London, 356 acres of land. The Board estimate that a further 370 acres will be made available in the foreseeable future. Not all of this land is suitable for housing but the local authorities will use for housing as much of it as local circumstances permit.

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