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Derelict Land

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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56.

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how much his Department has spent on improving amenities and acquiring and improving derelict land under the Local Employment Act.

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer that I gave on 9th May to the right hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Ness Edwards).

57.

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how much his Department has spent on improving amenities and acquiring and improving derelict land in the Bishop Auckland constituency under the Local Employment Act.

One application for grant has been made by the Durham County Council under Section 5 of the Act. I regret that it could not be approved since it could not be said that the scheme appeared likely to enhance the prospects of additional employment in the district.