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Urban Development

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much Her Majesty's Government spent on urban development schemes in 1983–84; and if he will provide a detailed breakdown of this figure.

My Department gave approval to urban development grant of £37 million in respect of 72 projects in 1983–84. The estimated total costs of these projects, including private sector investment, are more than £227 million and the expenditure, both private and public, will be spread over several years. These figures do not include offers of grant which have not been taken up. Lists of individual projects approved for UDG are regularly placed in the Library of the House, most recently last December. I am arranging for the list to be updated.