§ Sir Hugh Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why no reply has yet been issued to the first report from the Environment Committee in Session 1986–87 on historic buildings and ancient monuments, published on 18 February; and if he will now take steps to issue the Government's reply in the form of a Command Paper.
§ Mr. Ridley
Our planned timetable for replying to the report was overtaken by the dissolution of Parliament. I cannot now reply before the Committee is re-appointed.