§ 30. Mr. Guy Barnett
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now make a grant additional to the £250,000 which he has granted to cover administrative costs of local authorities, to enable these local authorities to contribute towards the cost of felling or treating trees affected by Dutch elm disease.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
No. Some of the diseased trees have a sale value which should at least help to defray the cost of felling. There are no powers78W under the enabling Act for a contribution to be made towards the cost of felling and treatment.