Is my hon. Friend aware that his circular has been widely welcomed? May we have an indication of the types of scheme that will receive favourable consideration? Will he ask his right hon. and noble Friend to instruct the Ministry of Defence to clear away its mess before it leaves, so as to avoid creating fresh centres of dereliction?
The answer to the second part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question is "Yes". Examples under the scheme are the planting of trees or grass seeding with the aim of improving the appearance of drab and unsightly areas, the clearing up of disused allotments, the clearing of debris from rivers and canals and the improving of river banks.
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that one eyesore in Wales needs removing but that the innate good manners of my hon. Friends prevent us from referring to Her Majesty's Government in such unsalubrious terms?