HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 c448W
Mr. Beaumont-Dark

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the national garden festival initiative will be extended beyond the Liverpool festival in 1984 and the Stoke festival in 1986.

Mr. King

We would like to see a third national garden festival staged in England in 1989. A location has not been chosen, but we would expect it to lie outside the principal catchment areas for the Liverpool and Stoke festivals. Urban authorities interested in the third festival are being asked to provide my Department with a statement of their interest by the end of June. I hope that the site chosen for the third festival will be made known by the end of the summer.