HC Deb 24 March 1972 vol 833 cc379-80W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what response there has been in terms of numbers of applications from local authorities to the recently announced Operation Eyesore scheme; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker

The response in the six weeks since I announced the scheme has been remarkable. Fifty-three local authorities have already put forward 277 schemes; 92 schemes from 28 local authorities have so far been approved. Many other local authorities are known to have schemes in preparation.