§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a 599W programme of derelict land clearance in Wales and include in such a programme a scheme for clearing slate tips at Talysarn in the Nantlle Valley as a high priority.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
I have already accepted the high priority of the scheme at Talysarn and included it in the programme for 1975–76 which was announced on 23rd October 1975. Subject to Arfon Borough Council being able to acquire the relevant land, work could start shortly. On 1st January 1976 responsibility for approving derelict land clearance schemes was transferred to the Welsh Development Agency.