§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what responses he has received from (a) local authorities and (b) industry, commerce and the relevant professions to his consultation paper on simplified planning zones; and when he proposes to make a further statement on the matter.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
My right hon. Friend has received a wide range of responses from local authorities, industry and commerce and professional bodies which he is at present considering. My right hon. Friend hopes to make an announcement shortly.