§ 27. Mr. Streeter
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the current position of the Plymouth development corporation.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Plymouth development corporation came into existence on 1 April 1993. A chairman, deputy chairman and seven other board members have now been appointed. There is one remaining vacancy on the board which will be filled in due course. The chief executive's post has been advertised and an appointment is expected shortly. The proposed budget for the regeneration of the Plymouth urban development area is £45 million over an indicative lifetime of five years, of which £7 million will be available to spend in 1993–94.
The corporation recently moved into its permanent accommodation in the Royal William Yard and it held its first board meeting on 11 May.