§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what assessment he has made of the potential organisational benefits of moving to a unitary system of local government where appropriate;
(2) what estimates he has made of potential savings in the long and the short term of a unitary system of local government.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
It will he for the Local Government Commission to assess the costs and benefits of changes to the structure of local government.