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Land Restoration

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps are taken by his Department to ensure that agricultural land which has been temporarily released for mineral extraction is restored to suitable agricultural use in the shortest possible time.

My Department supervises the restoration of opencast coal sites and ironstone workings and advises other Government Departments and local planning authorities on the restoration of other minerals sites.

GREAT BRITAIN—AVERAGE AUCTION MARKET PRICES
£ per live cwt.
SteersHeifers
LightMediumHeavyLightMedium/Heavy
Week ending
31st December 197418·5018·4617·9417·2616·88
7th January 197518·3718·3818·0117·4117·37
14th January 197518·1418·0317·6117·3117·08
21st January 197517·6117·4817·0116·5916·48
Source: Meat and Livestock Commission (EEC Price Reporting System).