HC Deb 25 April 1988 vol 132 cc43-4W
Ms. Ruddock

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will give a breakdown by(a) Department, (b) social category and (c) project or programme of how the sum of £3,000 million to support urban regeneration referred to in the launch of Action for Cities is comprised; and if he will identify how much of this is new expenditure.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The information requested is shown in the table. Most of the expenditure shown is provided for within published estimates of public expenditure. In most cases the precise allocation of resources depends on the projects submitted for approval. The programmes shown largely relate to inner city development, enterprise and employment — the main themes of the Action for Cities document launched on 7 March. There is no reference to other programmes, including those supported by the Home Office Department of Education and Science and Department of Health and Social Security which benefit inner cities.

Action for Cities: estimated expenditure 1988–89 £ million
Employment, Training and Enterpriseprogrammes, including support for small firms. Total excludes programmes administered nationally eg Loan Guarantee Scheme, YTS schemes with national companies (Department of Employment/MSC) 1,119
Estate Action—involving tenants in management and improvement of their homes; additional expenditure by local authorities (Department of the Environment) 140
Funding for Housing Associations through Housing Corporations and through local authorities. (Local authorities share £50 million) (Department of the Environment) 450
Urban Programme, including Urban Development and Urban Regeneration Grants 314
Urban Development Corporations 203
Derelict Land Reclamation (Department of the Environment) 25
Task Forces City Action Teams. (Department of Trade and Industry) 21
Support for inner city business, including Regional Selective Assistance, investment and innovation grants for small firms, and English Estates (Department of Trade and Industry) 200
Roads—schemes in Department of Transport programme and supported by Transport Supplementary Grant 250
Equivalent programmes in Scotland and Wales 300
Total 3,022