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Mid-Wales Development Corporation, Newtown (Grant)

Volume 827: debated on Monday 29 November 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether, in view of the Government's policy for amenities, he will increase the grant available to the Mid-Wales Development Corporation at Newtown for amenity purpose from the present allowance of £4 per head of incoming population.

No grants are payable to development corporations for amenity purposes, but repayable advances up to a total of £4 per head of the planned intake population are available to enable the corporations to contribute towards major amenities provided by the local authority. There are no proposals for increasing this amount, but I would be prepared to consider applications for additional funds to enable contributions to be made towards specific projects.