§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the purpose of the visit by the Minister for Housing and Planning to the Saltley renewal area on 26 February; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
I visited Saltley to see the progress being made in regenerating this area of older private housing in Birmingham and to meet some of the residents. I am impressed by the partnership between the city council, the Heartlands urban development agency, the housing associations and the residents and the way in which the programme for improvement is being carried forward, using to good effect the additional resources which we have made available over several years.