§ 21. Mr. Garnier
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will assess the benefits of introducing proportional representation for local government elections in England. 
§ Ms Armstrong
Other than our proposals in the paper, "Local leadership, local choice" (Cm 4298, March 1999) for the introduction of the Supplementary Vote system for the election of directly elected mayors, we do not intend now to make any assessment of local government voting systems for England.