§ Mr. Freeson
There is much still to be done in all our big conurbations, including Merseyside, in new building, rehabilitation and widening the variety of social ownership and tenure. Following the statement by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 22nd July, any programmes will have to be fitted within available resources: but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will ensure that these are concentrated on meeting the needs of stress areas.