§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment to which local authorities he has written concerning the promotion of improvement grants; and what response he has had.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I wrote to the Mayor or Chairman as the case may be of 50 local authorities last August inviting their co-operation in organising house improvement months in their cities and towns. 42 have accepted, two are still considering the invitation, five were un-186W able to take part. A further three towns were subsequently added to the list. About 40 of these local campaigns will have been held by the early summer. The full list is as follows:
Acceptances Birmingham. Manchester. Blackburn. Mansfield. Bradford. Newcastle. Bristol. Nottingham. Cannock. Nuneaton. Carlisle. Plymouth. Carlton. Portsmouth. Chadderton. Ripley. Darlington. Rotherham. Derby. Salford. Eastleigh. Southend. Gloucester. Stockport. Huddersfield. Stoke on Trent. Hull. Stretford. Ilkeston. Sunderland. Ipswich. Swindon. Keighley. Teesside. Keynsham. Tyldesley. Leeds. Wallsend. Leicester. Walsall. Liverpool. Warley. Luton. Windsor. Macclesfield. Under consideration Burton-on-Trent. Rawmarsh. Not taking part Ashton-under-Lyme Exeter. Castleford. Swadlincote. Cheltenham.