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Urban Development Grant

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the objectives and priorities of the urban development grant scheme.

The primary aim of urban development grant is to promote the economic and physical regeneration of inner urban areas by levering private sector investment into such areas. Priority is being given to urban areas with serious social needs, and accordingly formal invitations to submit applications for urban development grant have been extended to the county and district councils for district councils for districts in England which have been designated under the Inner Urban Areas Act 1978 or which have enterprise zones.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the 121 industrial and commercial projects now approved for urban development grant, with the amounts, and with an estimate of the permanent jobs provided thereby.

Lists of projects approved for urban development grant are regularly placed in the Library of the House. I am sending a copy of the latest version to my hon. Friend. For the reasons of commercial confidentiality, it is not the practice to disclose further details of individual projects.