HC Deb 04 February 1997 vol 289 c530W
18. Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning regional government in the south-east. [12518]

Mr. Curry

I receive representations on regional government from time to time. The Government see no case for setting up new bodies to provide regional government which would simply add an unwanted and unnecessary additional tier of bureaucracy and cost to existing arrangements.