§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what public funds are available to Portsmouth city council with respect to the refurbishment of the Portsdown Park housing estate.
§ Sir George Young
That will depend on the type of scheme which the council decides upon for refurbishing the estate. As I have told the council, my Department's urban housing renewal unit can provide local authorities with detailed advice and assistance on tackling the problems of their rundown estates, and it may be able to help them to find the resources necessary, either in the public or private sectors, or both.