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Colliery Tips

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans his Department has for clearing up and ensuring the reclamation and landscaping of former colliery tips.

The Scottish Development Agency is the Government's principal agency for environmental improvement in Scotland. As such, it deals with a wide range of environmental problems including those resulting from former colliery tips. The agency has an ongoing programme for the reclamation and landscaping of disused bings where there are no private sector interests.