§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Liverpool.
£'000s 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1985–87 (a) Urban programme allocations to partnership and programme authorities and other designated districts under the Inner Areas Act 1978 and traditional urban programme allocations 41,302 37,222 38,042 34,314 (b) Urban development grant approvals for private sectors developments 2,242 7,893 1,171 — (c) Derelict land reclamation allocations to local authorities 10,199 10,300 11,615 13,000
Urban programme and urban development grant schemes normally attract Exchequer grant at the rate of 75 per cent. and derelict land reclamation schemes at 100 per cent. In addition to the allocations for 1986–87 referred to, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry announced on 14 May that an additional £10 million would be made available to the northern region to help deal with prospective shipbuilding closures, including £2 million urban programme and £1 million derelict land reclamation resources.