§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Prime Minister why city action teams do not include representatives from the Department of Health and Social Security, the Department of Education and Science and the Home Office.
§ The Prime Minister
The Government decided that the initial priority for the city action teams should be to improve the contribution in the inner city partnership areas of those programmes of the Department of the Environment, the Department of Employment and Manpower Services Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry which directly help to foster enterprise and promote employment. Other Departments' policies and programmes are also important in these areas and they will be consulted as the work of the teams proceeds.