HC Deb 01 July 1985 vol 82 cc26-7W
Mr. Eastham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he is prepared to make to the Manchester city council request for a special contribution towards the construction of a Chinese archway in the city centre area known as Chinatown.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Manchester city council has proposed joint funding under the urban programme but Greater Manchester council has yet to decide on the source of its share of the funding. Additionally, Manchester city council has not submitted its inner area programme for 1985–86. A response on this individual proposal is therefore not appropriate at this time.