It is over a decade since Harold Wilson announced his urban programme from the steps of Birmingham Town Hall. In that time government expenditure on special programmes directed to the inner city has increased more than twentyfold. Yet in spite of this increase there are few who would argue that inner city residents are better off today than they were before the programme was launched.


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Notes and References

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    R. H. Tawney, Equality (London: Allen and Unwin, 1964) p. 31.Google Scholar
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    W. H. Auden, ‘1st September 1939’ Collected Shorter Poems, 1930–44 (London: Faber, 1950).Google Scholar

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© Mark Allen, Ron Bailey, Bob Davis, Judith Green, Bill Jordan, Martin Loney, Alex Lyon, Marjorie Mayo, Jef Smith, Robin Thompson, Andrew Thornley, John Tilley, Peter Walker, Jean Whitfield 1979

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