§ Mr. Thornton
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will provide estimates showing for each financial year from 1987–88 to 1990–91 the amount of actual or planned expenditure on(a) regional selective assistance, (b) English Estates and (c) inner city task forces.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Actual expenditure in England on regional selective assistance, English Estates and inner city task forces for 1987–88 and 1988–89 and planned expenditure for 1989–90 is as follows:
£ million 1987–88 1988–89 1989–901 Regional Selective Assistance2 122.7 134.9 147.3 English Estates 47.0 45.5 50.0 Inner City Task Forces 35.5 16.4 19.2 1 Figures contained in the 1989-90 Supply Estimates. 2 Regional Selective Assistance includes the Business Improvement Services and Exchange Risk Guarantee schemes as well as the main RSA project grants. 3 DTI expenditure from November 1987 to end March 1988. Prior to November 1987 the Inner Cities Unit was located in the Department of Employment and therefore details of expenditure are not readily available to DTI.
Expenditure plans for 1990–91 will be published in the Public Expenditure White Paper in January.