I want to express considerable reservation about the education issue. I am not happy that it has been dealt with satisfactorily. I accept the Minister's amendment is some progress in that way but if we are talking about regeneration, not merely of the 1,300 acres involved, but also of the hopes of the communities in these areas, more has to be done than is provided for in the Bill.
On the same theme, the prospects for employment for inner city young men in particular are dim. A holistic approach must be taken to the question of inner city regeneration. A strong stance must be taken by Government to integrate the futures of these young men with the physical regeneration of their areas. The Bill does not go far enough along those lines.
If all we succeed in doing when regenerating these areas is "yuppify" south and north inner city areas and make them look nice, and if we leave in being deprived communities where there is 60 per cent to 80 per cent endemic unemployment, problems with drugs, social marginalisation and educational disadvantage, we will produce a disillusioned, alienated and hostile community cheek by jowl with the new development. The cost in terms of delinquency, drug addiction and other social problems will be enormous. The hap'orth of tar that will save this ship is expenditure, not simply on physical regeneration of the area but on social regeneration also. The key to that is making sure boys' and girls' national schools in these areas educate children so that they will attend training courses and that those courses will educate them into taking a meaningful part in the renewal promised in the Bill. If we do not do that, the Bill will achieve far less than could otherwise be done.