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Manchester (Ministerial Visits)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list, with notes, the occasions on which he and his ministerial colleagues in the Department of the Environment have visited Manchester since 4 May.

Since May of this year I have not visited Manchester. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services paid

the United Kingdom in 1978 and to the latest available date for the current year.

The information requested is set out in the following table:a visit on 13 September to look at sewer collapses in the city. My hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction was in Manchester on 14 September to address the annual conference of the National Federation of Housing Associations. My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State, Lord Bellwin, visited the city on 18 June and 16 and 31 July for meetings of the Manchester/Salford partnership.