HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 cc695-6W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in view of the desire of the British American Tobacco company and the Liverpool city council to develop 90 acres of land at Gillmoss, Liverpool, for a new British American Tobacco factory, and the directive subsequently issued by the Merseyside county council that this planning application be refused, if he will intervene to have this directive withdrawn.

Mr. Fox

My right hon. Friend has no power to intervene in respect of the direction issued by Merseyside county council.