HC Deb 15 March 1989 vol 149 c258W
22. Mr. Favell

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last met the leaders of the inner city task forces; and what matters were discussed.

Mr. Newton

I last met task force leaders as a group at their half-yearly meeting in Liverpool on Friday 9 December. Our discussions ranged over a variety of matters, including the importance of developing the capacity of local groups and community organisations to build on task forces' work after the departure of the task forces themselves. I have subsequently met on other occasions the task force leaders in Preston, Rochdale, Doncaster, Hartlepool, Leeds and Middlesbrough.