HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 c20W
Ms. Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was spent on programmes of section 11, estate action and urban programme in 1994–95; and what sum is committed to these programmes for 1995–96(a) nationally and (b) in Birmingham.

Sir Paul Beresford

Planned spending by my Department in 1994–95 on these elements within the single regeneration budget is £60.5 million on section 11, £372.6 million on estate action and £82.9 million on the urban programme.

In 1995–96 all existing commitments within the single regeneration budget will be honoured with the level of resources for each of the component elements of the budget determined at the outcome of the current public expenditure survey.

Within Birmingham commitments in 1995–96 are currently £22.08 million for estate action and £1.14 million for the urban programme. The basis for the calculation of future commitments under the section 11 programme is still the subject of discussion with local authorities.