asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total acreage of derelict land in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions served by an economic planning council to the latest available date.
Detailed results of the 1974 survey of derelict and despoiled land in
carrying hazardous cargoes leaving the refineries.
Estimates of the weekly shipping requirements given by the oil companies at the relevant planning inquiries are as follows:England, including the regional breakdown, are not yet available, but preliminary estimates are that the total amount of derelict land is just over 100,000 acres, of which about 80,000 acres are considered to justify treatment. The latest available figures for English regions, showing the position as at 31st December 1971 are:
|Region||Total acreage of derelict land||Acreage justifying treatment (included in (2))|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||13,850||10,544|