HC Deb 16 December 1975 vol 902 c630W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will initiate Inner Area Studies of those areas of Clydeside classified by his Department's reports as areas of maximum urban deprivation.

Mr. William Ross

I have been asked to reply.

A number of corresponding studies and projects have been carried out, suited to Scotland's problems which are not confined to inner city areas. These include the West Central Scotland Plan which is being followed up in the Strathclyde Regional Report; a report (shortly to be published) on housing needs and strategies; community and housing projects (e.g. at Alloa, Govan, Motherwell and Paisley); and other local activities. Earlier this year, I set up a small Urban Renewal Unit in the Scottish Development Department to co-ordinate and promote work in this field.