§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 22 February 1991]: Responsibility for monitoring and developing infrastruc-ture in Tameside lies primarily with the borough council. My Department has this year awarded Tameside rolling programme status for derelict land reclamation grant together with supplementary credit approvals for environmental and other regenerative schemes in the Hyde renewal area.
Tameside is also eligible for grant aid from the European regional development fund under phase II of the Mersey basin programme, which is administered by the Government for the EC in partnership with local authorities and other eligible bodies. Tameside have submitted 25 grant applications for a range of infrastructure projects; and so far the first three of these have been approved, to a total of £110,657 grant aid. Others are expected to follow.