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Urban Aid

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the types of projects which have been declared eligible for urban aid.

My Department pays grant in respect of urban programme projects put forward by local authorities under the Local Government (Social Need) Act 1969. In practice, a wide range of schemes has been supported, including projects designed to encourage enterprise and business creation, reclaim derelict sites and refurbish vacant buildings and tackle social problems. The revised ministerial guidelines for the urban programme, issued in May 1985, reaffirm the priority attached to projects that enhance the potential for investment and employment in inner city areas. Projects which tackle inner city problems through a range of economic, environmental and social projects are also eligible. A copy of the guidelines has been placed in the Library of the House.