§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last met the Government's special adviser on urban policy; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. McNulty
The Government have no special adviser specifically for urban policy. However, I assume the hon. Member is referring to Lord Rogers of Riverside, who chaired the Urban Task Force which reported in June 1999. The Deputy Prime Minister is due to meet Lord Rogers this week to discuss urban policy issues and how the Government can help deliver a lasting urban renaissance.