§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when a decision will be made on the housing investment programme for Newcastle-under-Lyme; whether an urgent decision can be made in respect of the Silverdale area facing mining activity in September 1980, and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
Housing investment programme allocations for 1980–81 will be made as soon as this is possible. The local authority has already accepted a tender for its housing scheme at Silverdale and the Secretary of State has given the necessary borrowing approval for it.