§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the meeting between the Minister for Local Government and the Regions, the right hon. Member for North-West Durham (Ms Armstrong) and leading members of the Town and Country Finance Issues Group concerning the Green Paper on local government finance will take place. 
§ Ms Armstrong
We have no record of a formal request for a meeting from the leading members of Town and Country Finance Issues Group. If I receive such a request I would be happy to consider it.