§ Mr. Woodward
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment. Transport and the Regions what plans he has for changes to the structure of local government in England. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
There are no plans at present to reform the structure of local government in England. Our programme of reform for local government is about how councils work and how they can be more in touch with the people whom they serve. This will also give the stability that local government needs in order to deliver an efficient and effective service.