asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to discover how much land, suitable for development but not required for National Health Service purposes, is owned by each area health authority in the United Kingdom.
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 3 April½[Vol. 982, c. 389]½explaining the status of National Health Service land. As I have no need to collect further details about surplus NHS land awaiting disposal, the expense of obtaining such information would not be justified.