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Land Use

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the land area of England and Wales covered by (a) national parks, (b) green belt areas, (c) areas of outstanding natural beauty and high landscape value. (d) heritage coasts, (e) conservation areas and (f) sites of special scientific interest.

Estimates of land area are as follows:

£ thousands (cash)
1979–801980–811981–821982–831983–841984–851985–86*
Telephone calls
DOE(C)7961,3011,3101,2601,1129171,107
PSA1,9632,4832,5032,5272,5142,5422,187
Total2,7593,7843,8133,7873,6263,4593,204
Telex charges
DOE(C)n/an/a1820263834
PSAn/an/a6359607885
Total817986116119
Telephone rental
DOE(C)n/an/a1,1841,3651,4321,4521,155
PSAn/an/a1,5411,7161,8701,7062,001
Total2,7253,0813,3023,1583,156
* Provisional.
n/a=Not readily available.