asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of derelict land have been reclaimed over each of the past three years in the Yorkshire and Humberside region; what are the known acres of such land requiring reclamation; and how many acres are to be reclaimed over the next three years.
The available information from local authority surveys is as follows:
|Yorkshire and Humberside Region|
|(a) Amount of derelict land reclaimed:|
|i. year ended 31st December 1971||477|
|ii. year ended 31st December 1972||743|
|iii. 1st January 1973 to 31st March 1974||695|
|(b) Amount of derelict land justifying treatment as at 1st April 1974||11,500 (approx.)|
|(c) Local authority estimates of land which may be reclaimed between 1st April 1974 and 31st March 1976||1,800 (approx.)|
a) iii, ( b) and ( c) are therefore provisional. No estimate is available for 1976–77.