§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the amount of money that will be devoted to the urban programme for inner cities in 1987–88 compared with the previous year: and what is the percentage change in real terms from 1986–87 to 1987–88.
§ Mr. John Patten
Provision for the urban programme (including urban development grant and urban regeneration grant) in 1987–88 is £324 million, compared with £317 million in 1986–87. This is a reduction of 1.5 per cent. in real terms. Provision for the urban group of programmes as a whole, however, (including urban development corporations and derelict land grant) is increased by £54 million, or an increase of 7.3 per cent. in real terms.