HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 cc100-1W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if the 100 per cent. grant to local authorities for derelict and reclamation work will be excluded from the proposed black ground allowance.

Mr. King

Specific grants in respect of the reclamation of derelict land will continue to be payable separately from the block grant. Expenditure on such reclamation will be prescribed expenditure under the provisions of part VIII of the Local Government, Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill.