§ Mr. Neil Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has reached a decision on proposals submitted to his urban housing renewal unit by the London borough of Newham; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
I am pleased to announce my right hon. Friend's favourable response to three proposed schemes in Newham. These schemes, which are designed to improve housing conditions on the Rathbone estate and at James Sinclair and Dennison Points, have been worked up by the London borough of Newham in close consultation with the Department's urban housing renewal unit and Greater London regional office.
On all three estates the council will be taking steps to improve security for residents. The proposed works include the provision of door entry systems and improved lighting. In addition, James Sinclair Point and Dennison Point will benefit from improvements in management and environmental works and secondary glazing to reduce traffic noise will be provided at the Rathbone estate. I have agreed in principle to a targetted HIP allocation of £1,085,000 for all these works.
I look forward to seeing these proposals being put into action for the benefit of all the residents on these estates in Newham.