§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will provide estimates of his allocations for(a) regional, (h) inner city aid and (c) nationalised industries finance for 1988–89, 1989–90 and 1990–91.
§ Mr. Atkins
Information on the allocation of the total amounts provided for regional assistance and inner city aid for the three years 1988–89 to 1990–91 will be included in the public expenditure White Paper to he published in January.
The 1988–89 external financing limits for the nationalised industries sponsored by the Department were published recently in the Autumn Statement and show a total negative external financing requirement of £125 million. The Autumn Statement also gives the aggregated plans for all nationalised industries in 1989–90 and 1990–91, but I am unable at this stage to publish separate details for those nationalised industries sponsored by my Department. These will also be included in the public expenditure White Paper next January.