HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c143W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will indicate for the last year for which figures are available the grants paid for the restoration of derelict mineral workings in the United Kingdom and payment for each of the preceding five years.

Mr. Fox

Information for the whole of the United Kingdom is not readily available in the form requested. In particular, information about grants paid specifically for the restoration of derelict mineral workings is not recorded separately from information about grants for other types of reclamation.

For England, total grant paid in the last six years for the reclamation of all forms of dereliction arising from past industrial activities was as follows:

1973–74 £ 4.4 million
1974–75 £ 4.5 million
1975–76 £ 7.5 million
1976–77 £ 8.7 million
1977–78 £10.5 million
1978–79 £13.0 million