HC Deb 21 April 1988 vol 131 c531W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make it his policy to invite the hon. Member for Newham North-West to the next working breakfast at which inner-city policy for London will be discussed; when and where that breakfast will take place; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The London action for cities working breakfast will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington Green, on Wednesday 22 June. The presentations are aimed at business men and are carefully designed to encourage business participation in the regeneration of our cities. Space is limited and we seek to ensure that the audience consists only of business men, and those officials of public agencies directly involved in working with the private sector. I am afraid that it is not my intention to invite the hon. Member to attend, as the only effect would be to displace a business representative.

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