HC Deb 12 March 1992 vol 205 c644W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional cash resources he proposes to make available to those authorities successful in the second wave of city challenge applications; what percentage of those resources will be new cash; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Key

A total of £150 million per year, for up to five years from 1993–94, has been allocated to fund the 20 winning authorities' action plans in round two of city challenge. This is additional to the £82.5 million allocated to fund the 11 round one 'Pacemaker' city challenge action plans. Round one resources are being top-sliced from DOE funding regimes which currently spend in inner cities. It is expected that similar arrangements will apply for round two.