§ 31. Dr. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the review of local government in Staffordshire.
§ Mr. Curry
The Local Government Commission began its review of Staffordshire in December 1993, and interested parties have until 8 April to submit their initial proposals to it. The commission will then publish draft recommendations for consultation. In preparing its final report, the commission will take account of any representations made about the draft recommendations. The commission proposes to submit its final report and recommendations for Staffordshire to my right hon. Friend in the autumn.