HC Deb 11 January 1995 vol 252 cc134-5W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the representations he has received on the recommendations of the Local Government Commission; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Curry

We intend that when we lay implementation orders for each area where the Local Government Commission recommends change to the structure of local government, we will place in the Library a summary of the representations we have received about the recommendations. We will also, on request, make available the individual representations where the writers have indicated that their letters may be published; where necessary, we will ask public bodies who make representations whether they are willing for us to release those representations. Where individual members of the public write to Ministers in the expectation that their views will be treated in confidence, we believe that expectation should be respected. We will therefore regard those representations as not intended for publication unless there is a clear indication to the contrary.

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