§ Sir Derek Walker-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will extend the time for the receipt of representations invited in respect of his consultation papers on housing, or alternatively, not exclude consideration of those which arrive after the appointed date.
§ Mr. Stanley
The formal consultation period was set with the legislative timetable in mind and I am grateful to the many respondents who have made special efforts to meet the deadline of 16 November. For those who have found it impossible to do so we shall certainly consider their comments during our continuing work on the Bill; of course the earlier they are received the better.