§ 13. Mr. Trippier
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made with operation Groundwork.
§ Mr. Trippier
I thank my right hon. Friend for implementing operation Groundwork in my constituency. It will certainly improve the environment and create more jobs. Does he intend to extend the system nationally?
§ Mr. King
We have allocated funds to extend the original project from St. Helens to five other areas, including that of my hon. Friend. I am grateful for the interest that my hon. Friend has shown in this very imaginative programme. As it is fairly demanding of resources, I should like to see how these developments progress and then review the matter further.