§ Mr. Grocott
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will appoint an additional local commissioner specifically to cover the Midland counties; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Silkin
While the number of complaints reaching the local commissioners is increasing it does not at present call for an additional appointment. My right hon. Friend will certainly be prepared to recommend further appointments if this becomes necessary, but the area for which each commissioner is responsible is a matter for the commission itself to arrange.