§ Q169. Mr. Kirkhope
To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on progress with the Government's inner cities strategy.
§ The Prime Minister
Excellent progress continues to be made in the regeneration of our inner cities under the Government's action for cities programme, spending on548W which is planned to increase from £3 billion in 1988–89 to about £3.5 billion this year. Unemployment in the 57 inner-city target areas has fallen by 23 per cent. over the past year.