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 John Mackay Mr John Mackay , Argyll and Bute 12:00 am, 31st October 1984

On the last point, my right hon. Friend's statement of his policy and priorities in this matter makes it clear that projects should be of direct and particular benefit to deprived urban areas. There is no scope to approve new projects for start in this financial year, although extensions to existing projects are being approved where appropriate. As I said, £29 million will be available in the next financial year for projects in this area.