said its decision was the result of responsibility for European programmes being transferred to the North West Development Agency..
has plucked the figure of `12,790 a year until 2006' from the air, on the bizarre grounds that there are a lot of empty houses in the North West.
"We have applied for more time to consider the application because of its size," said a spokesman for GONW
has always had a lot of confidence in Knowsley.
Mrs Hughes wrote to the Daily Post in response to our revelations that GONW
is set to slash its presence in Liverpool by moving more than 40 key jobs to Manchester.
delivers services for 10 Whitehall departments, as well as the European Objective 1 fund.
But Liverpool councillor Steve Radford, who has taken up the issue, said moving so many jobs to Manchester would be counter-productive and the city needed a GONW
presence to assist its economic growth.
is citing 'matters of greater than local importance' but we fail to understand what these matters are."
The Government Office for the North West (GONW
) has been scrutinising "Destination Kirkby" since Knowsley Council's planning committee approved the scheme on June 10.
Just two months into her tenure at GoNW
, she has set out her intention to undertake a swift review of the scores of initiatives in the region.
The Government Office North West (GONW
) confirmed it would not be calling in the 60,000 seater stadium plans given permission in November, but abandoned by the club in December when costs increased from about pounds 300mto around the mid-pounds 300mmark.
"In addition, GONW
(Government Office North West) have now concluded ...