To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what sum of money his Department is to make available for environmental landscaping in areas of older housing in Wales (a) in the present financial year and (b) in the 1991–92 financial year; and whether such sums are included in his Department's budget for the renewal areas scheme.
Environmental works promoted by local authorities in general improvement areas and housing action areas have attracted exchequer support of £274,375 in the current financial year. In addition, credit approvals of £26 million have been made available for enveloping and group repair schemes both in the statutory action areas and in the new renewal areas. A further £1 million is available to supplement financial commitments made by local authorities on particular activities in renewal areas. It is not at this stage possible to anticipate the level of resources which may be available in future years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much money has been provided to each local authority in Wales in order to develop the renewal areas scheme for older housing in Wales (a) so far this financial year and (b) prior to April; and for what purposes this money was provided.
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave on 17 July 1990.