§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the implications for Her Majesty's Government's policies towards the countryside of the abolition of the Greater London council and metropolitan counties and the consequent transfer of their powers relating to the countryside to successor authorities.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
I refer the hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key) on 25 February at column 490.