§ Mr. Gibson-Watt
On a point of order. I wonder whether you can help me, Mr. Speaker.
Written Question No. 15 asks whether the Secretary of State for Wales will make a statement on Welsh local government. The right hon. Gentleman is not in his place. May we know whether a statement is to be made now, or whether there is to be a Written Answer on a matter of such importance to Wales?
§ Mr. Speaker
It is in order for a Minister to answer a Written Question by a Written Answer. I am not responsible for the attendance of Ministers at the House of Commons. I have no help for the hon. Gentleman.