HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c629W
Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his policy on regional assemblies in England. [152999]

Ms Beverley Hughes

We remain committed to move to directly elected regional government, where there is support as demonstrated in referendums. In the meantime, governance in the regions is evolving through the work of the chambers, regional development agencies, Government Offices and others.