§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much derelict land grant has been paid in respect of the site of the former Ansell's brewery in Birmingham; and by how much this was affected by income from scrap.
§ Mr. John Patten
Birmingham city council has not yet submitted a claim for grant payment in respect of this site, although reclamation works totalling £300,000 have been approved for derelict land grant. The contract for this work stipulated that all salvaged building materials obtained from demolition or clearance (except items specifically excluded) should become the property of the contractor and it was therefore up to the contractor to make any such allowance in the tender price he submitted.