§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) when he will be publishing the Government's response to the Waddilove committee on compensation for subsidence damage; and if he will give the reasons for the delay;
(2) how many representations he has received seeking publication of the response to the Waddilove committee on compensation for subsidence damage; and what responses he has made.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The Waddilove report raised a number of complex issues which deserve — and are receiving — full and careful consideration; the Government's response will be published as soon as possible. I have replied on these lines to a number of interested parties, including Members of this House and representatives of agricultural and commercial bodies, whose inquiries I welcome and who continue to keep me informed of their views.