HC Deb 23 September 1948 vol 456 cc152-3W
Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Health how many boroughs have so far notified their intention of instituting municipal entertainments in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1948.

Mr. Bevan

There is no obligation on local authorities to notify me of their intention to exercise the powers of Section 132 of the Local Government Act, 1948. My approval is necessary only where they wish to raise a loan or to carry out works and I am not, therefore, in a position to say to what extent it is the intention of borough councils to institute municipal entertainments.