HC Deb 16 November 1971 vol 826 cc77-8W
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 powers under the enabling Act for a contribution to be made towards the cost of felling and treatment.

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