HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c219W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the terms of reference given to regeneration sponsor Ministers listed in figure 32 of the Department of the Environment's annual report for 1996. [34363]

Sir Paul Beresford

The role of sponsor Ministers is to support and promote Government regeneration initiatives in their area through contact with civic and business leaders and other local interests; to act as a channel for communicating the local concerns of their area to ministerial colleagues; and to share with sponsor Minister and other colleagues experience and ideas relevant to regeneration.