HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 cc777-8W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how the allocation to Aberconwy borough council out of the strategic development scheme for 1994 was reached; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Strategic development scheme allocations for 1994–95 were determined by a number of factors which were common to bids from all authorities.

A strategic approach was positively encouraged and bids forming part of an acceptable local strategy received priority. Associated factors taken fully into account included value for money, jobs created, voluntary sector input, sustainable economic development and private sector investment.

Within this framework the merits of Aberconwy borough council's bids were assessed against those of competing bids from other authorities for finite resources.

Officials have arranged to meet officers of the council on Friday 4 March 1994.