HC Deb 28 January 1971 vol 810 cc185-6W
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- 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:

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.
Under consideration
Burton-on-Trent. Rawmarsh.
Not taking part
Ashton-under-Lyme Exeter.
Castleford. Swadlincote.