§ Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when his proposed consultation on cross-border tendering will take place; what will be its format; whom he proposes to consult; if he will make the consultation results public; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
My officials have written to the Council of Welsh Districts and Assembly of Welsh Counties inviting them to submit written comments preferably by Tuesday 7 June. I will place copies of any responses received in the Library of the House. I propose to announce the conclusions I have reached during report stage of the Local Government (Wales) Bill.