§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he in
Project Cost £ million Phasing 1. Extra provision for health and social services over and above existing programmes 4.5 1978–82 2. Provision of 10 recreation centres 3.5 1978–82 3. Whiterock District Centre 1.0 1979–81 4. 2 neighbourhood business units 0.5 1977–78 5. BAN clean-up schemes 0.7 1977–78 6. Renovation and redecoration of schools in BAN 1.0 1977–81 7. Ballysillan Leisure Centre and Beechmount Sports Centre 1.1 1978–82 8. Projects to be financed from Inner City Funds, comprising mainly grants to youth clubs, community centres, pre-school play groups, play centres and open space areas 2.0 1977–79 9. Projects to be financed from Construction Aid Package, for example, additional provision for schools, transport, pedestrianisation and town centre face lift schemes 2.0 1977–79
This represents the Government's initial response, and the Belfast areas of need planning team is now considering what steps should be taken, particularly in the longer term, and particularly with regard to the problems of unemployment, to further reduce the massive problems of multiple deprivation in areas of Belfast.