§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of derelict land have been reclaimed over each of the past three years in the Yorkshire and Humberside region; what are the known acres of such land requiring reclamation; and how many acres are to be reclaimed over the next three years.
§ Mr. Oakes
The available information from local authority surveys is as follows:
Yorkshire and Humberside Region Acres (a) Amount of derelict land reclaimed: i. year ended 31st December 1971 477 ii. year ended 31st December 1972 743 iii. 1st January 1973 to 31st March 1974 695 (b) Amount of derelict land justifying treatment as at 1st April 1974 11,500 (approx.) (c) Local authority estimates of land which may be reclaimed between 1st April 1974 and 31st March 1976 1,800 (approx.)
The results of the 1974 survey are not yet complete and the figures at (a) iii, (b) and (c) are therefore provisional. No estimate is available for 1976–77.