§ Miss Quennell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what he estimates the total acreage of derelict land in the United Kingdom to be, region by region; and how much of this figure is capable of reclamation.314W
§ Mr. Graham Page
The following information for England derives from the 1970 survey of derelict land carried out by local planning authorities. The results of the 1971 survey are not yet available. Information relating to Northern Ireland and Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of Slate for Northern Ireland and Scotland, and to Wales for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Economic Planning Region Total Acreage of Derelict Land at 31.12.1970 Acreage justifying treatment North West 14,767 11,995 Northern 20,864 15,366 Yorkshire and Humberside 12,384 8,967 East Midlands 8,792 7,319 West Midlands 11,936 9,998 South West 19,026 3,574 East Anglia 3,333 2,507 South East 5,595 3,309 96,697 63,035