asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has entered into discussions with the National Trust in connection with its offer of help to accept Mentmore and its contents for the nation; and whether he will make a statement.
I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply on 18th March 1977 to the Question from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr. Ross).—[Vol. 928, c. 352.] The National Trust is aware of this position.