§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will discuss the future of the Croxteth country park with district councils on Merseyside in order to encourage support for its continued existence; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Consultations with the Merseyside district councils on the proposals by the Merseyside residuary body to transfer Croxteth hall and country park to Liverpool city council with an endowment of £3 million have already taken place. We hope to make an announcement shortly.