§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the Regional Development Agency for the North west will be established; and where its offices will be located. 
§ Mr. Meale
We appointed the Board members for Regional Development Agencies in each of the regions outside London which were established 14 December 1998. The Agencies will become operational from 1 April 1999. The North West Development Agency is currently based in temporary accommodation in Warrington and is considering its future location requirements. These are likely to include Head Office and a number of sub-regional offices.