HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 cc382-3W
133. Mrs. Kellett

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what timetable he has laid down in respect of the consultations with local authority associations and other interested bodies referred to in paragraphs 47–48 of his White Paper, "Local Government in England", and when he expects to reach final decisions on the matters under examination.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have already begun consultations on some aspects of the White Paper with the interested bodies. The aim will be to complete all consultations in good time for me to take account of the views of the interested bodies in the preparation of the legislation.