HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c627W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Under-Secretary of State's recent visit to Liverpool.

Mr. David Mitchell

I visited Liverpool on 5 July formally to open the central station shopping centre. This development on BR-owned land was undertaken by the British Rail Property Board in association with a private developer using private capital. This partnership between the public and the private sector has provided an important facility in the heart of the city involving about 200 jobs and 80,000 sq ft of covered development and is a practical demonstration of confidence in and commitment to Liverpool.