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Urban Aid

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which schemes proposed by the London borough of Lambeth he has approved under the current phase of the urban aid programme.

Under Urban Programme Circulars Nos. 11 and 12, seven capital projects and 13 non-capital projects proposed by the London borough of Lambeth have recently been approved. I will, with permission, circulate details in the Official Report.

I am grateful for that reply, but is my hon. Friend aware that urban aid on an ever-increasing scale is required in deprived twilight areas like Lambeth to deal with the many causes of the terrifying increase in the juvenile crime figures which were published today, amount to 36,500 for London in 1974?

Yes, Sir. I am not at all complacent about what we do in relation to urban deprivation in any part of the country, particularly in the central London area. I accept my hon. Friend's premise. This is, as is everything else, a matter of public expenditure, and that is under stringent control.

Following is the information:

Urban programme approvals for Lambeth Borough Council, January 1975.

Circular No. 11

Capital:

£

Vauxhall youth and community centre8,360
Short-stay home for mentally handicapped children12,000
Day centre for single homeless8,000
Triangle adventure playground16,665
Hatfields car park: conversion to play space16,550

Non-capital

£ p.a.

Social worker for handicapped children2,295
Lambeth Women's Aid10,000
Coach for use with elderly and disabled5,000
(once-only)

Circular No. 12

Capital:

£

Brixton Neighbourhood Community Centre60,000
Council for Community Relations: emergency accommodation scheme22,200

Non-capital

£ p.a.

"Melting Pot" Foundation: accommodation scheme50,970
Day care scheme5,459
Group work with child-minders7,295
Tulse Hill school project: social worker2,295
After-school groups4,400
Angell day care project4,000
Extension of St. Anselm's Club10,550
Unemployment group work scheme9,000
Social work support to Health Care teams6,000