HC Deb 15 December 1976 vol 922 c701W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total cost and the total number of projects approved under the urban aid programme in England during the last financial year.

Mr. John

In April 1975, 194 summer holiday projects—£180,000—were approved under Urban Programme Circular No. 13. In February 1976, 69 Easter holiday projects—£46,000—were approved under Circular No. 15. In March 1976 approval was given under Circular No. 14 to 149 capital projects—£3.4 million plus running costs—87 recurrent non-capital projects—£0.6 million per annum—and 18 non-recurrent non-capital projects—£90,000. It would not be meaningful to provide a single figure for total cost, since some projects are for one year only and others are for five.