§ Miss Wright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his plans for the inner city partnership programme for Birmingham; if he will be a member of the inner city partnership committee; and whether Government financial aid will continue.
§ Mr. King
I visited Birmingham last week to have informal discussions with the local authority leaders about the achievements of the partnership, and I intend to chair the next meeting of the partnership committee. We will make decisions about future plans in the light of these meetings, and similar meetings elsewhere.