asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to be in a position to announce the outcome of the Government's consideration of rating reform.
I refer the hon. member to my reply earlier today to the hon. Member for St. Helens, North (Mr. Evans), my hon. Friends the Members for Staffordshire, Moorlands (Mr. Knox) and for Mid-Staffordshire (Mr. Heddle) and the hon. Member for Woolwich (Mr. Cartwright).