§ 20. Mr. Jim Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the progress of the city challenge project in Leicester so far; and what communication he has received from board members or employees of city challenge which may cast doubt on its future success.
§ Sir George Young
My Department has monitored the progress of the Leicester city challenge action plan since it was approved last March. A mid-year progress review meeting in October identified a number of problem areas which required action. These issues will be discussed further at the formal annual review on 28 February with the sponsor Minister, my hon. Friend the Minister for Trade and Technology. Future funding will depend on the outcome of the annual review.