HC Deb 26 June 1987 vol 118 c156

Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary Fowler, Mr. Secretary Baker, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. John Major and Mr. Michael Howard, presented a Bill to secure that local and other public authorities undertake certain activities only if they can do so competitively; to regulate certain functions of local and other public authorities in connection with public supply or works contracts; to authorise and regulate the provision of financial assistance by local authorities for certain housing purposes; to make provision about local authorities' publicity, local government administration, land held by public bodies, direct labour organisations, arrangements under the Employment and Training Act 1973, the Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland, the auditing of accounts of local authorities in Scotland, and dog licences; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Monday 29 June and to be printed. [Bill 2.]