HC Deb 15 February 1979 vol 962 cc593-4W
Mr.Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the definition of derelict land used by his Department; and whether it is embodied in statute.

Mr.Guy Barnett

There is no statutory definition of derelict land. For the purposes of the derelict land grant scheme the description adopted is land which is so damaged by industrial or other development that it is incapable of beneficial use without treatment.