HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 c484W
24. Mr. Timms

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on progress with the Thames gateway initiative. [3141]

Mr. Curry

Achieving the vision for Thames gateway is a long-term, 20 to 30–year project. Nevertheless, I am greatly encouraged by progress since publication of the Thames gateway planning framework in June 1995, both in general awareness of the area and its opportunities arid in the investment which is already being made.