asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in approving applications for urban development grant, whether relevant local authorities are required to support approved applications financially; and if he will make a statement.
Yes. All applications for urban development grant are submitted by local authorities. Twenty-five per cent. of the public sector contribution to an approved project is paid by the local authority and 75 per cent. by the Department.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many hotels have received urban development grant in the last five years to refurbish bedrooms to AA four-star standards.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many hotels have had applications for urban development grant approved, to date, in the last five years; if he will give details of amounts of grant approved in total and for each project; and what are the main criteria taken into account when urban development applications are considered.
Six offers of urban development grant have been made, all within the last five years, for hotels or developments including hotels:
|Public sector contribution (UDG)||Private sector investment|
|Liverpool, Adelphi Hotel||1·37||5·16|
|Birmingham, Paradise Circus||*4·68||*24·04|
|Kingston upon Hull, Town Docks||1·32||3·19|
|Sheffield, George St||0·06||0·49|
|St. Helens, Newton Park Farm||0·60||3·15|
|Bradford, Midland Hotel||0·25||0·95|
|* Hotel only part of this project.|
The criteria for approval of urban development grant are set out in the Department's guidance notes, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for urban development grant have been approved in the last year; how many applications have been rejected; and what was the total of grant approved.
Since 1 April 1984, 77 applications for urban development grant have been approved and 28 applications have been rejected. The total public expenditure envisaged in the approved projects is £33·6 million and the private investment £121·3 million.