§ 11. Mr. Randall
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the responses that have been received in respect of his proposals for regional referendums. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is still receiving responses about the level of interest in each English region in holding a referendum on an elected regional assembly. To date we have received about 5,000 responses. We will announce our decisions after the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill has received Royal Assent.