§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is yet able to respond to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology on the Government's proposals for the future of the Nature Conservancy Council.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I have today written to Lord Flowers, conveying the Government's response to the Select Committee's most helpful report. A copy has been placed in the Library of both Houses.