HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 cc159-60W
62. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local 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.

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