Vacant Land Registers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23 February 1983.

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Photo of Dr David Clark Dr David Clark Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Education) 12:00, 23 February 1983

The House will be pleased to hear the Minister's answer today, but has he seen the survey that was conducted by the House Builders Federation, which showed that the 26,000 acres listed on the land registers included roadside verges and a six-mile rail embankment, and that only 11 per cent. of the land on the register was suitable for house building? Therefore, will he have no truck with the idea of bringing in the smaller areas?