HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c607W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give approval to the Liverpool arena project proposed by the Merseyside Development Corporation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

I understand that Arena Associates Ltd. is proposing to develop a multi-purpose sports complex, known as the Liverpool Arena, on a site near the Albert Dock in Liverpool and within the designated area of the Merseyside Development Corporation. The company has sought Government assistance of £3.6 million towards the £9 million development costs. This matter is currently under consideration and I hope to announce a decision shortly.