HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 c123W
46. Mr. Urwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he now has for a winter works programme for the development areas.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have already announced a £46 million housing improvement programme in the development and intermediate areas over the next two years. This is in addition to an expanded road programme and an acceleration in the clearance of derelict land and compares with only £16 million allocated for winter works programmes in the final two years of the last Administration. The Government will continue to keep the needs of the development areas under review.