§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many meetings he has had with the Merseyside task force this year; what matters were discussed; what plans it has for the future economic development of Merseyside; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tracey
There are regular contacts between Ministers and officials of the Merseyside task force on all aspects of the Department's business in Merseyside. The task force will continue its role in helping to promote the regeneration of Merseyside.