asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of derelict land in Bradford from 1979 to 1983 and the latest figures available by ownership under the headings of private, nationalised industry, local authority and Government or public corporation.
The information on the amount of derelict land in England is not compiled in the precise form requested by my hon. Friend. The 1982 survey of derelict land in England shows that there were 326 hectares of such land in the metropolitan district of Bradford at 1 April 1982. The details of ownership are as follows:
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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the percentage increase in housing starts in Bradford in both the private and public sectors for 1984 compared with 1983 and compared with the United Kingdom as a whole.
The following percentage changes are calculated from the reported number of starts in Bradford published in "Local Housing Statistics" issues 68 and 72, and starts in the United Kingdom published in table 1.2 of "Housing and Construction Statistics" No. 20.
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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what was the amount of urban development grant money allocated for economic projects in Bradford for the years 1982–83 and 1983–84; and what proportion that was of the total;(2) what has been the number of jobs created by urban development grant projects since 1979 in Bradford.
The city of Bradford metropolitan district council is a programme authority for the purposes of the Government's urban programme. Total urban programme expenditure in Bradford in 1982–83 was £6·33 million. Economic projects made up 10 per cent. of the approved programme for that year. Total expenditure in 1983–84 was £5·56 million. Economic projects made up 21 per cent. of the approved programme.The council is in addition one of the authorities which have been invited to put forward schemes for urban development grant. Although one offer of UDG has been made, and other schemes are under discussion with officers of the city, no expenditure has yet been incurred.Information about the number of jobs created in Bradford since 1979 in consequence of this expenditure is not available.