HC Deb 30 November 1987 vol 123 c393W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the meeting between his Minister of State, the noble Lord Caithness, and the all-party delegation representing the Merseyside fire and civil defence authority on Wednesday 18 November.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

At the request of the Merseyside fire and civil defence authority my noble Friend the Minister of State met a delegation from the authority on 18 November to receive representations in support of its application for a redetermination of their 1988–89 expenditure level. We shall take into account the matters raised at this meeting together with other relevant considerations when coming to a decision on the authority's application.