HC Deb 08 May 1991 vol 190 c522W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he proposes to make any changes in the inner area programme and urban regeneration funding; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Key

In February we issued annual programme guidance for the urban programme for 1992–93 which encourages greater targeting of resources on smaller areas; continued emphasis on economic projects; packaging of resources with other public and private sector funds; and partnerships with other key participants in inner city regeneration. The quality of programmes brought forward by authorities will be taken into account in distributing the final allocation of resources.