HC Deb 26 July 1982 vol 28 c411W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people have been employed in tree planting and landscaping in Liverpool over the past three years; which are the firms involved in this work; where they are based; and what percentage of the work force is Liverpool labour.

Mr. Heseltine

The local authorities in the Liverpool inner city partnership have spent some £9 million over three years on a programme of environmental improvements, mostly tree planting and landscaping, thus creating substantial employment. I cannot give precise figures but a high proportion of work has gone to local firms. Local labour has been used wherever possible. I cannot answer for tree planting and landscaping works in local authority main programmes or by others.