§ 111. Mr. Allason
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the land required for housing development, region by region, up to 1975 and up to 1981; and to what extent this land is available.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Long-term assessments of regional housing requirements and indications of the broad areas for housing development are covered in regional strategies. It is the responsibility of local planning authorities to designate particular areas for housing development. My Department is active in assisting co-336W operation between developers, land owners and local authorities in solving their short-term problems of land availability until local authorities have prepared their structure and local plans.