§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria will be applied to requests for continuous financial support from projects funded under the urban programme after the expiry of the original five-year period.
§ Mr. King
Under existing arrangements the grant period is extended annually, after the first five years, up to a further five-year period. These extensions are announced in the relevant urban programme circulars. The Government are reviewing the traditional urban programme as a whole: any changes to these arrangements will be announced in good time.