§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment why the comments invited from the London borough of Newham were excluded from the east Thames-side study published on 23 November.
§ Mr. Trippier
As not all of the boroughs concerned had submitted comments when the consultants' report was due to be printed, it was decided not to include an incomplete set in that report. However, we will take careful account of 271W submissions from Newham and other boroughs, along with the consultants' report, as we consider the findings of the study.