§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received regarding the forthcoming international symposium on the organisation and management of construction organised by the Chartered Institute of Building due to be held between 7 and 10 September; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
My predecessor, the hon. Member for Eastbourne, (Mr. Gow) gave his support to the Chartered Institute of Building's successful application to hold this international symposium in London. I subsequently agreed to give the opening address. I am sure that the 285W symposium, which is addressing issues of particular interest to the United Kingdom construction industry, will be an enormous success.