'Depends whether the mandarins know what's in Sir Michael's report'
'I don't think it will make any difference. As reform is not a vote catcher it is likely to disappear into the long grass.'
Head of law, Runnymede BC
'Having pre-empted the energy review, why not pre-empt the local government one
Environment services manager, Buckinghamshire CC
'This white paper is too important to ignore key pieces of work that will inform decisions - the delay is fine.'
Head of policy and performance, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
'Not delaying would be like buying a house, without knowing who is to live in it and then chopping and changing the family to fit the house.'
Housing services manager,
'It makes no sense to publish a white paper before the final Lyons report.'
Director of strategic resources, Peterborough City Council