§ Ms Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the forecast level of local authority 419W matching funding contribution required by the Department of the Environemnt in 1997–98 and the next two financial years to fund estate action schemes. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The phasing of estate action grant by scheme in 1997–98 and the next two years-and hence the phasing of local authorities' required contributions to schemes-is currently being finalised. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the requested figures are available.