HC Deb 11 April 2000 vol 348 cc115-6W
Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress on developing the national strategy for neighbourhood renewal. [117570]

Ms Armstrong

My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister will launch a framework document for consultation on the national strategy for neighbourhood renewal on Wednesday 12 April. The consultation period will run until the end of June. Copies of the document will be available in the Library of the House and in the Vote Office. At the same time we will be announcing offers of funding, worth at least £312 million over the next 10 years to seven more of our New Deal for Communities pathfinder projects to support long-term strategies for change in some of our poorest neighbourhoods.