HC Deb 17 February 1982 vol 18 cc162-3W
27. Mr. Durant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of partnership authority expenditure is applied to job creation.

Mr. Giles Shaw

About 27 per cent. of partnership authorities' expenditure under the urban programme in 1981–82 will be on projects aimed directly at job creation or preservation. A further 30 per cent. or so will be on other projects whose main aim is economic regeneration; through environmental or transport improvements, for example.

Mr. Temple—Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any proposals to increase or reduce the number of partnership authorities.

Mr. Giles Shaw

No. We stand by the decision announced by my right hon. Friend last year that no changes should be made in the list of authorities with partnership status.