§ Ms. Estelle Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures are being taken to protect existing spending commitments to the Castle Vale housing action trust under the new bidding regime of the single regeneration budget; and what are the existing commitments for the financial years(a)1995–96, (b) 1996–97, (c) 1997–98 and (d) 1998–99.
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Housing action trusts form a self-contained grouping within the single regeneration budget and all existing commitments will be honoured. The level of grant-in-aid for the Castle Vale HAT for 1995–96 and indicative figures for the two following years will be determined in the light of all the trusts' corporate plans at the outcome of the current public expenditure survey.