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Urban Development Corporations

Volume 131: debated on Friday 15 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list, for each urban development corporation, the amount of money attracted in investment commitments the amount of public money spent.

The information is as follows:

English urban development corporationsGrant-in-aid (cumulative to 31 March 1988)

£ million
Estimated private sector investment committed

£ million
Black country Development Corporation20·2
London docklands Development Corporation39013,000
Merseyside Development Corporation16868
Teesside Development Corporation52
Trafford park Development Corporation105
Tyne and Wear Development Corporation45

Note: Figures over £½ million shown to nearest £ million.

1 (approx).

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list, for each urban development corporation the amount of loans outstanding.

The only English urban development corporation with outstanding borrowing at present is Merseyside development corporation, amounting to £785,000.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken, or plans to take, to ensure that motorists are given full information on the availability of lead-free petrol at filling stations in their areas.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedfordshire, North (Sir T. Skeet) on 22 March at column 58.