HC Deb 17 March 1982 vol 20 cc136-7W
33. Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has considered the application by Tameside metropolitan borough council for programme status under the Inner Urban Areas Act 1978.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. Friend has written to Tameside Metropolitan borough council saying that he has been unable to give them programme authority status. My right hon. Friend reviewed the list of authorities designated under the Inner Urban Areas Act a year ago and told the House that no changes would be made at that time. The classification of authorities is kept under review as circumstances change. The 1981 census data will help to show how things have changed since 1978.