§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he has received a formal bid from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in respect of the Poplar II HARCA. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets made a bid for a grant for the Poplar II transfer under Round 2 of the Estates Renewal Challenge Fund in December 1996. Funding for the scheme was approved in February 1997. A formal application for consent to transfer was submitted on 27 October 1998.