HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 cc210-1W

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what money was spent to combat industrial dereliction in each of the past five years.


The funds allocated for derelict land reclamation provide for the clearance of dereliction resulting from all forms of development. It is not feasible to identify separately expenditure on the clearance of industrial dereliction. Expenditure by English local authorities on derelict land reclamation in the past five years was as follows:

1973–74 9.6
1974–75 8.25
1975–76 10.73
1976–77 9.97
1977–78 13.38