HC Deb 18 June 1992 vol 209 cc656-7W
Ms. Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total spending that the London Docklands development corporation is committing to social projects in 1992–93; and if he will break this figure down into amounts to be spent on(a) training, (b) social housing, (c) Tower Hamlets accord, (d) Newham memorandum of agreement, (e) community grants and (f) health projects; and if he will make a statement on the future of the social programme and the future of the London Docklands development corporation.

Mr. Redwood

The London Docklands Development Corporation has allocated £12.4 million for social schemes to be undertaken in 1992–93, broken down as follows:

£ million
(i) Training and education 6.0
(ii) Social housing 4.1
(iii) Community grants 1.7
(iv) Health projects 0.6

The corporation has earmarked £8.5 million for the Tower Hamlets accord and £3.7 million for the Newham memorandum in this financial year. Some social schemes listed in (i)-(iv), for example in Southwark or benefiting Docklands as a whole, fall outside the scope of either agreement.

The corporation will continue to provide funding for projects which improve the social infrastructure of Docklands.

Ms. Gordon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the total area of land in the London Docklands urban development area covered by planning consents or permission for enterprise zone development that have been granted to the developers Olympia and York.

Mr. Redwood

[holding answer 12 June 1992]: The London Docklands development corporation has granted enterprise zone consent or planning permission to Olympia and York for the development of 34.6 hectares in the urban development area.