§ Andrew George
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to paragraph 9.21 of the 'Your Region, Your Choice' White Paper, what account he has taken of the other views invited; and if he will publish the views submitted. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
Other than the specific request for views on stakeholder involvement with elected regional assemblies to be submitted by 31 August 2002, the White Paper 'Your Region, Your Choice' was not a formal consultation exercise. The White Paper indicated that the Government would also be interested in views on its other proposals, but there is no deadline and views may still be submitted. We have no plans to publish these views, but we will take them into account as we implement our proposals.