asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what have been the total level of grants made for the acquisition and clearance of derelict land in the North Midlands derelict land clearance area in each year since such grants were introduced; and what progress this represents towards the total clearance of derelict land in that area.
The information in the following table relates to the area of the North Midland derelict land clearance area as established in 1970. The rate of grant rose from 75 per cent. to 100 per cent. in December 1975.
|Year||Total expenditure covered by grant approvals||Area of derelict land for reclamation covered by grant approval|