HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 cc277-8W
Mr. Knowles

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total budget for the current year for Estate Action.

Mr. Chope

A total of £190 million is being made available for my Department's Estate Action programme in 1989–90. In addition, local authorities are normally expected to contribute about 50 per cent. of the total cost of approved projects as a measure of their commitment to those schemes.