HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 c442W
11. Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of land, identified by the land registers as vacant and suitable for development, have been sold to private builders at the latest available date.

Mr. Giles Shaw

As at 1 January some 6,000 acres had been removed from the registers, of which 4,070 had been disposed of to the private sector for development or other purposes. The remainder constitutes land that has been brought into use within the public sector.