§ 45. Mr. William Price
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to plant trees in built-up areas.
§ Mr. Skeffington
Under the Housing Act, 1969, local housing authorities may obtain grants for tree planting in general improvement areas. A manual which is being prepared for local authorities on area improvement will include a section on tree planting. A new and enlarged version of the Department's booklet "Trees in Town and City" is also being prepared.