HC Deb 20 January 1984 vol 52 c358W
Mrs. Rumbold

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the number of private housing estates that are being developed in the inner London area on sites that were previously either industrial or commercial sites.

Sir George Young

My Department does not maintain the relevant statistics on which such an estimate could be based but it is Government policy to encourage the maximum development of disused or underused sites in inner urban areas.