Citizens Charter

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd November 1992.

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Photo of Mr Peter Thurnham Mr Peter Thurnham , Bolton North East 12:00 am, 23rd November 1992

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will meet members of the Bolton Forum, when he next visits the north-west, to discuss the workings of the citizens charter.

Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West

As my hon. Friend knows, I am visiting Bolton tomorrow. Although a formal meeting with the Bolton Forum is not in my programme, I hope to meet individual members in the course of the day.

Photo of Mr Peter Thurnham Mr Peter Thurnham , Bolton North East

Will my right hon. Friend find many opportunities to visit Bolton, not only to meet members of the Bolton Forum, which is proving to be an excellent example of successful partnership between the public and private sectors, but to visit the successful city challenge schemes and, I hope, have further opportunities to visit the theatre?

Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West

The latter item to which my hon. Friend referred depends on my right hon. Friend the Chief Whip. On the former point, I am delighted to see the £37·5 million that is now potentially available to Bolton over the next five years for city challenge, and I congratulate my hon. Friend on the part that he took in winning that money for his constituents.