HC Deb 10 December 1976 vol 922 cc382-6W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the financial allocation to each of the counties of Wales in the last financial year under the urban programme; and what proportion of such grants were made for projects being undertaken by local authorities in conjunction with voluntary organisations.

Mr. John Morris

Urban programme funds are not allocated to counties as such, but are awarded for the most attractive and relevant projects submitted by local authorities. The figures in respect of approved projects expected to commence in 1975–76—Phase 11—and approved holiday projects to be carried out in 1975—Phase 13—are as follows:

(Projects due to commence in 1975–76)
Sums Approved* (proportion in respect of voluntary projects in brackets)
County Capital £ Non-Capital (per annum) £ Non-Capital (one year only) £
Clwyd 41,590 (—) 12,503 (—)
Dyfed 22,000 (—)
Gwent 47,392 (37%) 4,000 (—) 3,519 (83%)
Gwynedd 57,000 (—)
Mid Glamorgan 70,000 (—) 6,600 (—) 4,500 (—)
South Glamorgan 61,713 (27%) 24,700 (49%) 7,000 (100%)
West Glamorgan 59,911 (37%) 1,150 (—)
(Easter and Summer Holidays 1975)
Sums Approved* (proportion in respect of voluntary projects in brackets
Clwyd 745 (—)
Gwent 4,342 (46%)
Gwynedd 330 (—)
Mid Glamorgan 4,250 (35%)
Powys 1,500 (—)
South Glamorgan 1,860 (45%)
West Glamorgan 3,033 (63%)
Project Local Authority Cost of project £ Number of persons benefited
Approved Easter Holiday Projects—1976
Holiday scheme for young people, Penarth Vale of Glamorgan BC 330 100
Holiday Playscheme at Barry (Gladstone Gardens) Vale of Glamorgan BC 250 N.A.
Easter Playscheme at Dyfatty/Brynmelin areas West Glamorgan CC 327 60
Creative Arts project at Rhos West Glamorgan CC 137 30
Approved Summer Holiday Projects1976
Summer Playschemes, Bettws Newport BC 848 N.A.
Summer Playscheme, Alway and Ringland Newport BC 576 200
Coedeva Adventure Playground—Camping Torfaen BC 666 200
Playleader schemes—Equipment and salaries Islwyn BC 1,000 120
Venturama 1976—Camp for deprived children from Barry area. South Glamorgan CC 300 10
Prince of Wales Award: Youth Action, 1976—Camp for children from deprived areas (Cardiff East). South Glamorgan CC 215 12
North Ely Holiday Playscheme South Glamorgan CC 375 260
Holiday for deprived children (Llanrumney area) South Glamorgan CC 990 80
Holiday for children at risk (Ely area) South Glamorgan CC 545 44
Summer vacation activities for severely subnormal schoolchildren. South Glamorgan CC 1,000 100
Summer school for immigrant pupils South Glamorgan CC 1,000 100
Llanedeyrn Summer Festival project South Glamorgan CC 500 N.A.
Gypsy summer school South Glamorgan CC 350 30
Summer Playgroup for children of battered women South Glamorgan CC 250 15
Merthyr Tydfil District Holiday project Mid Glamorgan CC 710 30
Intermediate Treatment holiday scheme, Rhymney Valley District. Mid Glamorgan CC 740 32
Junior Gateway holiday project for ambulant mentally handicapped pupils. Mid Glamorgan CC 1,000 50
Camping holiday for children from Taff-Ely District Mid Glamorgan CC 500 20
Hendrefadog (Rhondda) summer playscheme Mid Glamorgan CC 459 50
Penrhys Holiday Playscheme Rhondda BC 560 250
Rhos Park Adventure Playscheme West Glamorgan CC 360 60
Holiday playscheme for deprived children (Penlan and Mynyddbach area). West Glamorgan CC 650 20
Language programme for immigrant children West Glamorgan CC 350 6
Holiday activities for mentally handicapped children West Glamorgan CC 700 12
Children's holiday project (Brynmill area) West Glamorgan CC 472 500
Summer project for children West Glamorgan CC 500 N.A.
Adventure Playscheme (Alltwen) West Glamorgan CC 360 70
Adventure Playground, Trebanas West Glamorgan CC 360 70
Adventure Playground, Ynysmendwy West Glamorgan CC 360 70
Adventure Playscheme, Glynteg West Glamorgan CC 360 70
Children's Playscheme, Dyfatty/Brynmelin areas West Glamorgan CC 560 100
Lone Parent Holiday Project West Glamorgan CC 238 N.A.
Portmead and Blaenymaes Environmental project Swansea City Council 462 140

* The sums approved are the total costs of schemes as agreed for grant purposes by the Department; the Exchequer grant is paid at the rate of 75 per cent, of these amounts.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the holiday projects which have been approved under the urban programme for the current financial year, indicating the cost of each project and the number of persons that have benefited from them.

Mr. John Morris

Information relating to the Easter and Summer Holidays 1976 is given below.

Project Local Authority Cost of project£ Number of persons benefited
Mobile Jigsaw and Drama project Swansea City Council 450 N.A.
Children's Playscheme (Swansea) Swansea City Council 485 700
Lower Swansea Valley—adventure holiday Swansea City Council 250 30
Summer Playgroups for mentally handicapped children. Powys CC 1,660 40
Morawelon Youth Summer project Gwynedd CC 230 200
Day Holiday project for mentally handicapped children Gwynedd CC 916 15
Maesgeirchen Summer play project Gwynedd CC 312 200
Holiday for "at risk children—Glyndwr district Clwyd CC 100 12
Playscheme for Wrexham area Clwyd CC 70 60
Camp for deprived children from Wrexham area Clwyd CC 100 10
Holiday for mentally ill and handicapped Clwyd CC 500 16
Summer holiday for deprived children—Colwyn District. Clwyd CC 134 10
Holidays for lone parents and their children Wrexham Maelor BC 425 53
Note: The figures for the numbers of persons who benefited from projects are those stated in the original applications.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what towns in Wales have been accepted so far for aid under the urban aid provisions of the Local Government Grants Act 1969.

Mr. John Morris

Grant may be paid only where local authorities incur expenditure "by reason of the existence in any urban area of special social need". The relevant towns in the case of projects approved under Phase 14—projects to be started in 1976–77 and Phase 15—holiday projects, 1976—of the Urban Programme are shown in the following list, although it does not follow that listed schemes necessarily benefit the whole of the town in question. A comprehensive list covering all earlier phases as well could only be compiled at disproportionate cost.

  • Ammanford
  • Bangor
  • Barry
  • Blaenavon
  • Bridgend
  • Briton Ferry
  • Caernarfon
  • Cardiff
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Conwy
  • Cwmbran
  • Holyhead
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Newport
  • Pembroke
  • Penarth
  • Penrhys, Rhondda
  • Pontardawe
  • Pontypool
  • Pontypridd
  • 386
  • Port Talbot
  • Swansea
  • Tylorstown
  • Wrexham

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