§ Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions have taken place between his Department and Salford city council concerning proposals for the redevelopment of public housing in the Trinity and St. Matthias estate areas of Salford; and whether he is satisfied that the residents of the area have so far been adequately informed and consulted about any proposals for the redevelopment of their homes.
§ Sir George Young
Salford City Council has informed my officials of various proposals which the city is considering for the Trinity and St. Matthias estate area. Chapter II of the Housing Act 1980 imposes on local housing authorities a continuing duty to consult their tenants on matters of housing management which will substantially affect them.
Authority Programme Allocation 1985–85 £000 Urban Development Grant Scheme Approvals £000 Traditional Urban Programme total Approvals £000 TOTAL £000 Programme Authorities Coventry 4,300 499 — 4,799 Leicester 5,430 250 — 5,680 Sheffield 4,010 370 — 4,380 Traditional Urban Programme Brighton — — 165.2 165.2 Bristol — — 707.0 707.0 Portsmouth — — 249.4 249.4 Southampton — — 138.4 138.4