§ Mr. Butcher
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment in the light of the recommendation of the Taylor report and the separate need for a national stadium in the 21st century, what form of public financial support would be available to supplement private sector investment in such a facility in the west midlands.
§ Mr. Atkins
The Government's priority is the introduction of all seating accommodation in line with Lord Justice Taylor's recommendations. Substantial funds are being made available to the Football Trust from the reduction in pool betting duty. It is for other public authorities in the area to decide their own investment priorities.