Land: Wales

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much and what proportion of land was registered in Wales in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The information requested is provided in the table below. Data for Wales has only been collected since September 2005. In addition, total area figures shown for 2006 and 2007 are lower than the rest and this is due to an issue encountered with the Powys Administrative Area where the data was not being stored. The remaining years are correctly shown and include Powys.

Date

Total area, ha

Registered freehold, ha

Registered

Not registered

Total - Sep 2005

2,122,453

879,153

41.42%

58.58%

Total - 31 March 2006*

1,602,838

789,231

49.24%

50.76%

Total - 31 March 2007*

1,602,838

874,775

54.58%

45.42%

Total - 31 March 2008

2,122,453

1,229,649

57.94%

42.06%

Total - 31 March 2009

2,122,453

1,329,394

62.63%

37.37%

Total - 31 March 2010

2,122,453

1,418,316

66.82%

33.18%

Total - 31 March 2011

2,122,453

1,494,752

70.43%

29.57%

Total - 31 March 2012

2,122,453

1,541,732

72.64%

27.36%

Total - 31 March 2013

2,122,453

1,591,521

74.99%

25.01%

Total - 31 March 2014

2,122,453

1,653,802

77.92%

22.08%

*Figures do not include Powys

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