Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the industrial belt of Scotland, particularly in my constituency of Dunbartonshire, there are large areas of land which were spoilt in the 19th century by coal heaps? Now that many pits have closed and old industrial works have been scrapped because they are out of date, will my right hon. Friend do something to help local authorities and others to bring these areas into use?
I am very conscious of this dereliction and I am anxious that my Department should be able to give all the assistance it can in seeing that this problem is tackled very expeditiously.