HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 cc381-2W
130. Mr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the legislation referred to in paragraph 54 of the White Paper, "Local Government in England", will include provisions for the reform of local government finance, or whether a separate Bill will be introduced to deal with this.

Mr. Peter Walker

The legislation envisaged in the White Paper will be principally concerned with the establishment of the new structure of local government and the allocation of functions among the new authorities. Legislation to reform local government finance would be separate.