HC Deb 19 December 1985 vol 89 c260W
Mr. Watts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why the nine authorities listed in his answer of 16 December, Official Report, column 18, which do not appear in the comparison of key indicators of deprivation, have been invited to bid for traditional urban programme new approvals for 1986–87.

Sir George Young

The table given in my reply of 16 December compared authorities in terms of the intensity of need on key indicators. In deciding which authorities should be invited to bid for new approvals under the traditional urban programme in 1986–87 account was also taken of the scale of need, and of changes in unemployment since the census.