§ Mr. Tracey
To ask the Prime Minister how many representations he has received calling for a directly elected council for the London conurbation; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
As far as I am aware none, although my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has received a dozen or so, mostly in response to consultation on the review of local government outside London and the metropolitan counties. I am aware that the main opposition parties and the Association of London Authorities want to recreate a Greater London council in all but name. I have no plans for changing the basic structure of local government in London.