§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in what respects the London borough of Camden fails to satisfy the criteria that he has laid down for designation under the Inner Urban Areas Bill.
§ Mr. Shore
I have laid down no criteria for the selection of districts for proposed designation under the Inner Urban Areas Bill. I have taken into account a range of factors that illustrate the scale and intensity of social and economic deprivation in candidate districts. I concluded that, although the inner area problems in Camden are similar in some respects to some of the districts selected, the scale and severity of those problems were not as great.