§ Mr. Litherland
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what effect the loss of intermediate area status will have on the city derelict land grant to the city of Manchester and on the future rolling programme.
§ Mr. Fox
The change of status will not take place until 1 August 1982, and until then Manchester will continue to be eligible for 100 per cent. derelict land grants. The whole of Greater Manchester, including the city, is currently being considered for designation as a derelict land clearance area with continuing access to 100 per cent. grants.