HC Deb 17 April 1986 vol 95 c476W
Mr. Hargreaves

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to undertake a study of slum clearance subsidy.

Sir George Young

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said in her reply of 10 December 1985, at columns 574–75, to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, North-East (Mr. Thurnham), the programme of efficiency scrutinies for 1985–86 included a scrutiny of slum clearance subsidy. The scrutiny began in January and is scheduled for completion shortly.