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West Yorkshire(Aid)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in view of the inner city blight and desolation particularly in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Area, if he will further consider the need for Government aid to the West Yorkshire area, particularly in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.

As my right hon. Friend said in his statement on 6th April—[Vol. 929, c. 1226–46.]—a large measure of priority must be given in the early years to the regeneration of the inner areas of the major cities to whom the Government are offering partnerships. Other cities and towns will, however, continue to have access to the Urban Programme, and on an increasing scale in later years.