§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have received urban aid grants for the refurbishment of specific housing estates in the last three years.
§ Sir George Young
Six local authorities have received offers of urban development grant towards eight projects for the refurbishment or conversion of council housing for sale to owner-occupiers. Many of the authorities for the 48 districts designated under the Inner Urban Areas Act 1978 have also received urban programme grant towards additional facilities or environmental improvements on council estates. In addition, 12 community refurbishment schemes on council estates have been approved for urban programme grant.