HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 c73W
10. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities are now participating in the Operation Eyesore Scheme and how many are not; and if he will make a statement about the progress of the scheme.

Mr. Peter Walker

I am pleased to inform the House that the Operation Eyesore Scheme has been an outstanding success. The number of schemes approved is 7,100, meaning that in areas like the North-West and North-East an average of more than 40 environmental schemes have been approved for each constituency. I would like to thank those who have worked so hard in the regional offices of my Department and the local authorities for seeing that this scheme should have had such a major impact upon our environment.