Estate Action

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1992.

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Photo of Mr Simon Coombs Mr Simon Coombs , Swindon 12:00 am, 17th June 1992

Will my hon. Friend accept the congratulations of the House on a scheme that has contrived to spend £640 million in the seven years since it was first introduced on 700 schemes spread over 140 local authority areas, and of which he could lay claim to be the progenitor? Will he look at the publicity for the scheme to ensure that it is brought to the attention of other newer local authorities that may have lesser problems than those of the recipients of money so far? At the same time. will he look at the criteria by which schemes are judged, so that those authorities may also lay claim to some of the resources that he plans to make available?