§ Mr. Robin Squire
The principal potential sponsor was Mr. Ivor Revere chairman and managing director of South Weald Properties Ltd.—trading as Greenleaf Planters. Mr. Revere had made a firm written pledge of £1 million which he withdrew on 13 April 1990. In consequence, the Secretary of State announced to Parliament on 24 April 1990 that the Government were withdrawing their financial support. Other potential sponsors had expressed interest but had not submitted firm pledges to the Department.