§ Mr. Coleman
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to continue to provide transitional protection to local authorities in England affected by the introduction of the ILD 2000; and if he will continue to provide such relief until findings of the review of the method of determining that index are implemented. 
§ Mr. McNulty
No decisions on the future on transitional protection have been made as yet. We will consider the implications of the work to explore developing and updating the Indices of Deprivation 2000 on transitional protection during the course of that project.