§ Sir D, Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the discussions regarding burning pit heaps have reached a satisfactory conclusion; and whether refuse is still being tipped on burning heaps in Scotland?
§ Mr. Colville
All burning pit heaps in Scotland have now been visited and surveyed and remedial measures suggested to the colliery companies, and discussions are still proceeding. I am informed that while tipping is still going on in certain cases it has been abandoned in a number of others.