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 Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle 12:31 pm, 5th February 2003

There are thousands of rotten, empty, decaying, blighted properties in my constituency, and next door in Burnley. The Deputy Prime Minister has just told us that the £500 million over three years will be a first tranche. Can he give us some estimate of how much it would cost to bring properties in east Lancashire that are the worst in the entire United Kingdom up to a decent standard?