§ 4. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the amount of derelict land which will be cleared or restored in Wales during 1970; and how this compares with 1969 and 1968.
§ The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. George Thomas)
About 1,000 acres. The comparable figures for 1969 and 1968 are 335 and 329, respectively.
§ Mr. Hooley
Is not this a somewhat leisurely approach to a serious and difficult problem? Could my right hon. Friend, perhaps, use his influence to accelerate the effort of those who are responsible on the ground for carrying it out?
§ Mr. Thomas
When England is able to move at the same pace as Wales, it will be time enough for observations of that kind from my hon. Friend. The figures I gave are superlative and splendid, and we are very proud of them.