This information is not at present available and it is therefore not possible to make any estimate. I am now examining what action should be taken to enlarge the supply of information centrally available on such matters.
Surely the right hon. Gentleman should have this percentage or know the figures by now? Is he aware that the Yugoslavs, on the outskirts of Calcutta, are reclaiming land at the rate of about 1½ acres a day? Is he further aware that Hong Kong is reclaiming land from the sea to create fresh water reservoirs? In view of this, will he co-operate with local authorities to see if something like that cannot be established on our north-west coast?