§ Mr. Hammond
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimates have been made by his Department as to the total cost of the soundings exercise on the level of interest in each English region in holding a referendum about establishing an elected regional assembly. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Gosport (Mr. Viggers)on 14 January 2003,Official Report, columns 601–602W.