HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c281W
27. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the progress of discussions with programme authorities on the inner cities policy.

Mr. Freeson

All 15 programme authorities have now submitted their first inner area programmes, putting together the views of all the agencies involved and presenting a co-ordinated strategy for action in the areas where the problems are most severe. The programmes are currently being considered and authorities will be informed of the outcome soon.