HC Deb 04 August 1965 vol 717 cc374-5W
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 can only be given to local authorities in development districts or in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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