§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of the £67 million which is to be made available for the clearance of derelict inner city land will go to the north-west; and what are the proposed locations.282W
§ Mr. Trippier
Derelict land grant is available for reclamation of derelict land nationally, not just in inner city areas. Nearly a third of the national resources has been made available to the north west, including Merseyside, in 1989–90. Of this, £10.7 million will be devoted to schemes in the eight rolling programme areas of Salford Quays, Wigan, north east Lancashire, Barrow, Leeds/Liverpool canal corridor, Liverpool, Wirral and Ellesmere Port. The remaining resurces have yet to be allocated to specific projects, but priority will continue to be given to schemes which will contribute to the regeneration of the inner city areas.