§ 72. Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Minister of Education whether he proposes to authorise witnesses from his Department to attend local inquiries under Pant II of the Local Government Act, 1958, to give evidence relevant to grounds of objection to proposals for amalgamation of county councils when the grounds of objection relate to the record of administration of an objecting county council.
§ Sir E. Boyle
No. I am advised by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government that it would not be appropriate for Government Departments to be represented.