Sustainable Communities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 5th February 2003.

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Photo of Mr Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike Labour, Burnley 12:31 pm, 5th February 2003

In Burnley empty homes are no longer a problem; they are a living nightmare. Many people will feel that the £500 million announced by my right hon. Friend, although welcome, may well not prove sufficient for the nine pathfinder projects. Will more money be made available, and does my right hon. Friend recognise that all the problems in those nine areas cannot possibly be solved in three years?