HC Deb 20 February 1989 vol 147 c494W
Mr. Ken Hargreaves

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which Government Departments use his Department's list of programme and partnership authorities for the allocation of resources and in what ways; and if he will list in theOfficial Report the allocations made to such authorities in 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88.

Mr. Newton

I have been asked to reply.

The list of 57 urban programme areas is used by the Government in a variety of ways to help target a range of measures which come within their Action for Cities initiative. In many cases this does not involve allocation of resources to local authorities; more often it is used to inform the selection of locations for new initiatives or as a guide to assessing eligibility for certain grant schemes.