§ Mr. Cope
The number and quality of applications for development funding from potential compact partners in the urban programme areas has exceeded initial expectations. The Government therefore announced on 17 August that 30 partnerships, double the number originally planned, would receive up to £50,000 each to develop their compact proposals. Bids for full operational funding of up to £100,000 a year for four years will be submitted by these partnerships in early 1989.