§ Mrs. Anne Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will announce the new Beacon councils; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Armstrong
We intend to announce the Beacon Councils for 2001–02 on Tuesday 6 February. At the same time we will publish the Report of the Advisory Panel on Beacon Councils giving details of the Panel's recommendations on Beacon Councils, together with a brochure "The Beacon Council Scheme:Where to Go and What to See 2001–2002", setting out the best practice the Beacons have to offer. Copies of the two publications will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.