§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many responses he has received to date to his consultative exercise on the licensing of houses in multiple occupation; how many of these were broadly in favour of a national comprehensive licensing system; what action he now proposes to take in the light of these representation; and what is his timetable for action. 
§ Mr. Redwood
I received 47 replies to my letter of 8 December 1994. Eighty per cent. were broadly in favour of licensing, but there was no clear consensus on the way in which a licensing system should operate. The replies raised a wide range of issues for further consideration and I will make an announcement about the outcome in due course.