HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 145 c228W
4. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what contact his Department has had with church organisations on inner city matters.

Mr. Newton

I met the Bishop of Willesden on 19 December to discuss joint action with the Church in the inner cities. I was able to inform him that I had just agreed to extend our financial support for "Linking-Up", a project to develop church-based action for cities in a number of task force areas. We are also working with Evangelical Enterprise, and have set up a churches liaison group. Mr. Terry Drummond, an officer of the Church Army, has been seconded to work in our Spitalfields task force.