§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 19 November,Official Report, column 39, if he will state the definition of the term "underused land", as distinct from used or unused land.
§ Sir George Young
The code of practice, which was referred to in the previous answer and which is annexed to DOE circular 18/89, includes a definition of "underused land." However, the criteria for entry on the statutory registers proposed in the recent consultation paper "Encouraging the use of vacant public sector land", including the criterion relating to underused land, would be the subject of separate consultations in due course.