§ Mr. Fatchett
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the assumptions on which are based his estimates of the number of job losses likely to result from the abolition of the metropolitan county councils.
§ Sir George Young
The assumptions were set out in my right hon. Friend's statement in reply to a question from the hon. Member for Surbiton (Mr. Tracey) on 30 November, at columns 611–14.