HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 c107W
115. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give details of the number of official visits he, or his Ministers, have made to the London Borough of Newham since June, 1970; when these took place; for what purposes; when the next visit is due to take place; and whether he will give similar details for discussions which he has held with representatives of the London Borough of Newham in his London offices.

Mr. Peter Walker

Neither I nor any other Ministers of the Department of the Environment have visited the London Borough of Newham since June, 1970. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction met representatives of the Council in his office on 2nd April to discuss certain aspects of the Francis Committee Report. A further meeting will be taking place in due course.

On 27th April I myself met representatives of the Borough, with representatives of other London Boroughs, to discuss the future of the London Dock Area.

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