§ Dr. Whitehead
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many replies were received in response to consultation on draft guidance and regulations under Part II of the Local Government Bill[Lords]. 
§ Ms Armstrong
176 written responses have been received to consultation to date. None of these have asked to remain confidential. A list has today been placed in the Library of the House and full copies of these have been made available in my Department's library for public scrutiny.
We will consider carefully all these responses before publishing a revised draft for further consultation after Easter.