Urban Aid Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st October 1984.

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Photo of Mr James Craigen Mr James Craigen , Glasgow Maryhill 12:00 am, 31st October 1984

As it created the crisis in confidence in the urban aid programme, by how much has the Scottish Office cleared the existing applications for urban aid in its in-trays? Is it leaving it to the local authorities to do the dirty work in prioritising the approval of applications? How much will the information that came to light in the previous census return influence the distribution of funds to deprived areas?