§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing (1) the acreage of derelict land reclaimed in Wales in each calendar year since 1969 and (2) the acreage of derelict land covered by reclamation schemes in Wales approved in each year since 1969.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
This information is not available in the form requested. The acreage of derelict land approved for grant in each year was as follows:
acres 1969 802 1970 748 1971 1,052 1972 1,024 1973 1,566 1974 683 1975 1,185
Approval is not issued until work is about to commence. It can be assumed that most schemes will have been completed by the end of the year following the year in which approval was given.