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Inner Cities

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment through which programmes he is giving aid to the inner city areas.

The programmes administered by my Department which specifically benefit inner city areas are the urban programme, including urban development grant, the special grants programme and derelict land grant. Support to local authority main programmes through rate support grant and housing investment programme allocations also take account of the special needs of inner city areas, as does the investment programmes of the Housing Corporation. In addition, my Department supports initiatives which benefit inner city areas through urban development corporations, garden festivals and enterprise zones.