HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 c48W
Mr. Richards

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what measures are being taken in Wales to encourage the owners of disused quarries to restore them to a natural state; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood

Advice on the reclamation of mineral workings is given in the joint Department of the Environment/Welsh Office minerals planning guidance note 7 (MPG7). MPG7 refers to the derelict land grant scheme, administered by the Welsh Development Agency, which encourages the reclamation of derelict land to bring it back into beneficial use or to improve its appearance. The grant is available to private individuals and others.

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