HC Deb 18 April 2000 vol 348 c474W
16. Mr. Eric Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to regenerate coalfield communities in Scotland. [118141]

Dr. Reid

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was established following the recommendations of the Coalfields Task Force Report, commissioned by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister.

Implementation of the Task Force's recommendations in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Executive. The Scottish Executive Deputy Minister for Communities announced an allocation of £4.5 million funding over three years for Scotland last month.