§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the increasing waste of time and money, and duplication of effort, caused by the multiplicity of authorities in the Metropolitan area, he intends at any time to introduce legislation to reform the government of London?
I have been asked to reply. The proposals of the Government in connection with the rating relief scheme will involve material changes in the local government of London and a reduction in the number of authorities as now existing. I fear that the time at the disposal of the Government and Parliament would not enable any further action to be taken with regard to the general arrangements for local government in London.