Mr. Robert G. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if a consultant has been appointed to undertake the studies of potential housing sites in east London.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
On 20 April I announced that the Department was commissioning studies into the scope for136W housing development on five large areas in east London. The Department has selected Coopers and Lybrand Associates as the consultant for the study. The study will start shortly and will be completed within four months.