HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1041W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many written representations he has received in the last 12 months expressing support for an elected regional assembly in the(a) South East, (b) Eastern region, (c) South West, (d) West Midlands, (e) East Midlands, (f) Yorkshire and Humberside, (g) North West and (h) North East, broken down by constituency. [29109]

Mr. Byers

The information is in the table:

Region Number of written representations Number attributable to constituencies
South East 2
Winchester 1
Fareham 1
East of England 1
Hitchin and Harpenden 1
South West 0 0
West Midlands 1 0
East Midlands 0 0
Yorkshire and Humber 1 0
North West 5
Salford 1
Burnley 1
North East 13
Wansbeck 1

It is not possible to give a definitive breakdown of constituencies as a number of these representations were from organisations as opposed to individuals.

We have also received five written representations in favour of directly elected assemblies generally.