§ Mr. John
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what is his latest estimate of the amount of land presently classified as derelict in Wales; and what is the present average cost per acre of remedying such dereliction;
(2) when information is now expected to be published regarding the amount of existing derelict land; and what amount is continuing to be made derelict in Wales.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 18th May. All local planning authority returns have not yet been received but it is hoped that a comprehensive report will be published during the spring. I should prefer to await the result of the survey before committing myself to an estimate. From 1st January 1972 to date, the average cost per acre of remedying industrial dereliction is £2,200.—[Vol. 837, c.210.]