HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 cc144-5W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has received about the possible non-viability of the proposed new market site at Nine Elms, particularly in view of the forecasted high rents; and whether he will reconsider the current proposals for the removal from Covent Garden.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

On the basis of all available information, my right hon. Friend is satisfied that the Covent Garden Market Authority will be able at Nine Elms to discharge its financial duty to break even taking one year with another. I can see no reason to reconsider the move from Covent Garden to Nine Elms where the construction of much needed modern and efficient facilities for the market is already well advanced.

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