§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many conference lectures and seminars he has attended on the subject of the governance of London since he assumed responsibility for the capital city. 
§ Mr. Gummer
I have attended many conferences and seminars in London since I became Minister with responsibility for London. When I am invited, with reasonable notice, to suitable occasions of this kind, I try to attend. When the governance of London is mentioned, it is widely acknowledged that our decision to abolish the Greater London council was right.