§ Mr. Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for what reasons the Regional Affairs Committee has not met in this Parliament; and what plans he has for it to meet. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 26 February 2001]: Now that the membership of the Committee has been determined, the Government are taking steps to arrange an early meeting of the Committee. This will be discussed through the usual channels.