§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the date and time of publication of his document "The Structure of Local Government in Wales" 469W and indicate (a) the date and time at which he intends the document shall be available at the Vote Office and (b) the date and time of its provision by his Department to the Vote Office.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
The consultation document "The Structure of Local Government in Wales" was sent to all Members representing Welsh constituencies on Monday 17 June. Fifty copies of the document were delivered by hand to the Vote Office for release at 3.30 pm on the same day, and copies were also placed in the Library of the House. At the request of the Vote Office, a further 50 copies of the document were sent on 20 June, and a further 100 copies on 24 June.
Distribution of the document to a wide range of public and private sector bodies began immediately after completion of my right hon. Friend's statement to the House on 17 June.