HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 cc305-6W
Mr. Ogden

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what proposals he has to encourage and stimulate local authorities and organisations in the North-West to increase their efforts in smoke control, land reclamation and urban renewal.

Mr. Urwin

A great deal has already been done to encourage and stimulate local authorities to undertake work in these fields, and the Government's policy of assistance in all three cases is well established. Increased assistance for the reclamation of derelict land, arising from the Hunt Committee proposals, is new evidence of the Government's interest in the efforts of local authorities in this sphere.