§ Mr. Spencer
asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Leicester.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I visited Leicester on 28 February following our recently announced initiative to help the Highfields inner city area, and seven other similar areas, by setting up a task force to co-ordinate Government spending, improve the allocation of resources, and forge links with the local community. In the course of the day I met political leaders and officials of Leicestershire county and Leicester city councils, and had a valuable working lunch with representatives and residents of Leicester's Highfields workshop centre.
I also had the opportunity of briefly visiting a garage set up under the enterprise allowance scheme in the Highfields area.