§ 18. Sir Sydney Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress on identifying derelict or unused urban sites suitable for redevelopment. 
§ Mr. Caborn
We are setting up a National Land-use Database which will, for the first time, produce a comprehensive national assessment of the amount of previously-developed land available for re-use. Initial results should be available by January 1999. In addition, many local authorities are currently undertaking housing land capability studies to inform their development plans.