§ Mr. Peter Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of grants and the total value of the grants provided under Operation Eyesore for each region in the country.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The number and estimated total value of projects approved in English regions under Operation Eyesore were as follows:
Region Number of Projects Estimated Total Value (£000s) Northern 3,541 8,526 North-West 5,973 17,677 Yorkshire and Humber-side 3,840 8,052 East Midlands 199 1,222 West Midlands 698 980 South-West 200 444 Total—England 14,451 36,901
In Wales, 1,749 projects having an estimated total value of £4,854,000 were approved under the scheme.
Grant was payable at 85 per cent. in development areas and 75 per cent. in intermediate and derelict land clearance areas. The precise amount of the grants paid will not be known until all the claims have been received and settled.