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Scottish Cities

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the acreage of the land covered by each of the four Scottish cities.

These figures are published in "Rates and Rateable Values in Scotland" published by HMSO. The latest available figures are for 1977–78 and are:—

Aberdeen district council18,447 hectares
Dundee district council23,504hectares
Edinburgh district council26,064 hectares
Glasgow district council19,757 hectares

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the number of acres of derelict land in each of the four Scottish cities in each year since 1976; and if he will express the current acreage per head of population in each case.