§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is his policy in respect of Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
[holding answer 1 July 1997]: The Government has long made it clear that we are opposed to Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988. We are therefore intending to repeal it; however, there is no legislative opportunity available at present.