To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many city challenge projects he has visited.
Since he took up office, the Secretary of State has visited a number of city challenge projects. City challenge partnerships also receive regular visits from the sponsor Minister and other Ministers in this Department.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many city challenge authorities have now initiated exit strategies.
Many city challenge partnerships have begun to plan their exit strategies. My Department will be issuing guidance on this in due course, and we expect partnerships to consider their strategies in the light of that.