§ Dr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with the English Tourist Board about its proposal to grant-aid to the amount of £500,000 a development scheme at Slaley in Northumberland involving the building of 65 houses in the green belt; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
The English tourist board is currently discussing with my Department and the Treasury a proposal to offer grant assistance to aid the construction of a hotel with conference, golf and leisure facilities at Slaley hall. The developers are also in the process of seeking planning permission from the local authority to build residential houses on part of the estate.