§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of derelict land there were in England and Wales on 1st January 1976; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Silkin
At the time of the last survey of derelict land—1st April 1974—there were 106,932 acres of derelict land in England, of which 81,714 acres were considered to justify treatment. Later information is not available but figures of the amount of derelict land restored in 1974–75 and 1975–76 are now being collected. Figures for Wales are a matter for the Welsh Development Agency.