§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report his assessment of the level of urban deprivation in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Leeds; and if he will make a statement on the basis on which the level of urban deprivation was assessed in each case.
§ Sir George Young
There is no single authoritative measure for the level of deprivation in an urban area. However, my Department's census information note No. 2, copies of which are in the Library of the House, shows how the areas of individual local authorities score on various indicators which were taken into account in deciding their urban programme status.