HC Deb 02 July 1981 vol 7 c462W
Mr. Allan Roberts

asked the Prime Minister how she calculated the figure of £300 million a year in Government aid for Merseyside referred to in her answer to the hon. Member for Bootle on Tuesday 23 June.

The Prime Minister

In my earlier reply to the hon. Member I used the figure £300 million as an indication of the order of magnitude of Government spending for Merseyside. In fact, the relevant annual programmes for 1981–82 of the three main Departments involved, together with the mainstream capital programmes of the public bodies in Merseyside, should provide well over £300 million in the current financial year.