Mr. Clifford Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total area of land covered by old colliery sites in the Abertillery constituency; and what financial assistance the Government will give for their clearance.
§ Mr. James Griffiths
About 480 acres in the Abertillery constituency are covered by spoil heaps. Their clearance does not qualify for Exchequer grants since these 375W can only be given to local authorities in development districts or in areas of outstanding natural beauty.