§ 35. Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will cause a detailed survey to be made of waste bog land and mountain land in the United Kingdom which can be developed and put to productive use.
§ Mr. John Mackie
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 23rd November last. What was said in that reply applies equally to England as to Wales.—[Vol. 736, c. 319.]
§ Mr. Morgan
Would my hon. Friend not agree that such reclamation schemes would be of very substantial benefit to marginal rural areas and at the same time constitute a substantial recompense for the 1½ million acres of productive agricultural land that will be taken for roads, buildings and otherwise between now and the end of the century?