§ 15. Mr. Martlew
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if there has been any funding for pollution monitoring equipment through the inner area programme for 1986–87 and 1987–88; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
My Department's records of projects funded under the urban programme do not reveal any funding of pollution monitoring equipment in the years in question. The urban programme is targeted on helping selected urban authorities to tackle exceptional problems resulting from structural economic and social change.