§ 47. Mr. Charles R. Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide sufficient funds to ensure the continuance beyond 30th June 1973 of Operation Eyesore in the greater Manchester and North-West areas of England.
§ Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what representations he has received from organisations 114W and individuals in the North West concerning the continuation of Operation Eyesore;
(2) whether he will now announce his intentions with regard to the extension of Operation Eyesore in relation to industrial and urban areas.
§ Mr. Rippon
I have received representations about the continuation of the Operation Eyesore scheme from a number of local authorities and other organisations in the North West, and also from a number of hon. Members representing constituencies in that area. I am considering all these representations in my current review of the scheme, and I hope to announce my decision very shortly.
§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the request by the Civic Trust for the North West that Operation Eyesore should continue after 30th June 1973, so that schemes already begun by that date can be completed and that the scheme should continue at least to April 1974, to coincide with the change-over of local government at that time.
§ Mr. Rippon
I have noted the views of the Civic Trust for the North West and will take account of them, along with other views which have been expressed, in deciding whether to extend Operation Eyesore.