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City Action Team Policy

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria he used in selecting certain inner city areas for designation and help by the city action team; and whether he will consider including the city of Leicester under this scheme.

The five city action teams have been set up in the inner city partnership areas where they complement existing machinery for joint action. Ministers will keep the work of the teams under review, and consider, in the light of experience, whether other areas would benefit from similar arrangements. Meanwhile, the Government will continue to recognise the needs of the inner city areas of Leicester and other authorities through the urban programme and other programmes.