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Comprehensive Community Programmes

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present position regarding the comprehensive community programmes first announced in July of last year; how many local authorities have agreed to participate in the exercise; what the cost of the total operation is likely to be; how the creation of comprehensive community programmes will affect the existing National Community Development Project; and whether it is intended to alter the present arrangements regarding the 12 individual projects.

The Government are at present consulting local authorities and others about the development of comprehensive community programmes with a view to inviting several authorities to undertake trial runs. It is not yet possible to assess the likely cost.The development of these programmes will not directly affect the Community Development Project, the progress of which we are considering in the light of a recent management review.