§ 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:
PHASE 11 (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 (—) Powys — — — South Glamorgan 61,713 (27%) 24,700 (49%) 7,000 (100%) West Glamorgan 59,911 (37%) — 1,150 (—)
PHASE 13 (Easter and Summer Holidays 1975) Sums Approved* (proportion in respect of voluntary projects in brackets)£ Clwyd 745 (—) Dyfed — 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 Projects—1976 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.385W
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.
- Briton Ferry
- Colwyn Bay
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Penrhys, Rhondda
- Port Talbot