§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has received the report prepared by the National Association of Local Councils and the Association of District Councils, entitled "Closer to the People"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
My right hon. Friend has received the report. He has made it clear that major changes to the structure of local government are not on the Government's agenda.