§ Mr. Boyden
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has now completed his consultations with the local authorities' organisations on the future of common land; and if he will make a statement.
Good progress is being made with the discussions referred to in the reply given on 26th July last to my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Sir A. Hurd), but my right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to make a statement.