asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made in the release of land arising from circular 10/71; and if he will make a statement.
For the general picture I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South-East (Mr. Rost) on Wednesday, 8th December.—[Vol. 827, c. 1287.]
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations have been received within his Department from the House Builders Federation concerning the release of land for building, particularly in the light of circular 10/71; and what reply he has sent.
The House Builders Federation have written to me with suggestions about further possible Government initiatives. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of my reply.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he proposes to bring about the release of more land for housing development in the Ipswich area.
As my hon. Friend said in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, South-East (Mr. Rost) on 8th December, the supply of land for house building is a responsibility of local authorities. In the Ipswich sub-region in particular the two authorities concerned said last year that sites for 14,750 dwellings were already available. I understand that they have since been making a detailed study of areas where a further 5,250 houses could be built in the period up to 1981.—[Vol. 827. c. 1287.]