§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to visit Liverpool in the near future; and if, on his next visit to the city, he will meet residents of the Norris Green and Dovecot housing estates to discuss housing and environment matters.
§ Sir George Young
My right hon. Friend has no plans to visit Liverpool in the near future. I am visiting Merseyside on 26 February and spending some time in Liverpool and Wirral, where I will be speaking at a seminar. Either I or my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for housing, will be happy to consider a visit to these estates on a future occasion, once the city council has started to develop options for tackling the problems.