§ Miss Wright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what Government grant was made for the reclamation of derelict land in the West Midlands area in the years 1978–79 and 1979–80; and what provision he intends to make for the current year and 1981–82.
§ Mr. Fox
In the last two financial years grant has been made available to local authorities in the West Midlands for expenditure totalling £2.57 million and £3.51 million respectively. For the current year £5.1 million is being provided. Provision for future years has not so far been settled.
In those parts of the region designated as a derelict land clearance area grant is at the rate of 100 per cent. of approved expenditure.