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Inner Cities

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of his Department's budget is spent in the inner cities.

Separate figures are not readily available for spending in inner city and other urban areas in Wales. However, the budget or allocations for specific bodies and programmes which concentrate on urban areas for 1987–88 include; the Welsh Development Agency, £77 million; Cardiff Bay Development Corporation, £11·5 million; the urban programme, urban development grant (including URG) and special measures for the South Wales valleys, £32·4 million.In addition, expenditure provision for main local authority programmes in Wales makes a significant contribution to spending in urban areas.