§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what discussions his Department has held with(a) the Confederation of Burying Authorities and (b) the National Association of Memorial Masons regarding changes to legislation affecting funeral arrangements; 
(2) when he proposes to reply to the letter from the National Association of Memorial Masons sent to him last November. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
No discussions have yet been held. But my Department will discuss with both the Federation of Burying Authorities and the National Association of Memorial Masons the suggested legislation. I have now written to the National Association of Memorial Masons confirming the assurances which they received from my Department in December that they would be included in the discussions.