§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is yet able to make a statement about progress in the setting up of the Welsh Development Agency.
§ Mr. John Morris
I have issued today a consultation paper containing my proposals for the Welsh Development Agency. The main purpose of this document, a copy of which is in the Library, is to provide a basis of consultation, particularly with local authorities and other bodies in Wales, about the agency's rôle and operating arrangements. Legislation to establish the agency will be introduced as soon as possible after these consultations are complete.