HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 cc421-2W
Mr. Bright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number and total value of holiday projects approved under traditional urban programme circular 25; and what type of schemes were supported.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

One hundred and sixty-two projects worth £400,000 have been approved sponsored by 79 local authorities which have extensively deprived urban areas but do not qualify for partnership or programme status. Many of the projects are block approvals covering a number of small schemes. A wide range of activities will be supported including play schemes, adventure holidays, drama, dance and music projects, special sports activities, educational trips and visits and special language classes. As usual priority has been given to schemes run by voluntary groups and those which help handicapped children and disadvantaged ethnic minority groups. These holiday projects are additional to the round-the-year support given under the traditional urban programme to projects for children.