§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is yet in a position to announce further implementation of the Widdicombe report on local government; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
As my right hon. Friend made clear when the Widdicombe report was published on 19 June, the Government intend to weigh the public response to the report before drawing their own conclusions. The consultation period has ended and the Government are considering the responses received.