§ 86. Mr. Daggar
asked the President of the Board of Trade what decisions have been taken in regard to site clearance schemes in the development area of South Wales; and whether he will state the location of such approved schemes.
§ Mr. Marquand
Three sites at Merthyr Tydfil comprising; about 44 acres of derelict42W land have already been cleared under the provisions of Section 5 of the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945. Eleven other sites totalling about 176 acres have been selected for clearance from proposals put forward by the regional offices of the Board of Trade, Ministry of Town and Country Planning, the Welsh Board of Health, and the local authorities. Six of these sites are in the Rhondda, two at Merthyr Tydfil, two at Mountain Ash and one at Aberdare. In addition, seventeen other sites comprising about 190 acres of derelict land throughout the development area have been inspected, and a decision as to clearance will be made shortly Schemes for the improvement of amenities undertaken by local authorities will, in appropriate cases, qualify for grant up to 100 per cent. of the cost of clearance. As the list is somewhat long, I will send to my hon. Friend details of these sites.