§ Mr. Soley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date he received the reports from the consultants appointed to investigate the proposed designations of housing action trusts in(a) Lambeth, (b) Southwark, (c) Tower Hamlets, (d) Sunderland, (e) Leeds and (f) Sandwell; what was the cost of each of these reports; and when he intends to publish these reports and make a statement on the Government's intentions in respect of housing action trusts.
§ Mr. Trippier
We have yet to receive all the consultants' final reports but expect to do so shortly. When we have completed our consideration of the reports, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State intends to publish them and announce his conclusions.
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