§ 62. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local 160W authorities in coal mining areas are currently engaged in experiments of tree planting on old pit bings; what financial assistance is available for such projects; and what steps are contemplated to increase their number.
§ Mr. Leburn
So far as I am aware no local authority is carrying out such experiments. In development districts such planting would normally qualify for grant under Section 5 of the Local Employment Act. As the hon. Member knows, the rate of grant was increased last week with the object of encouraging more work.