HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc367-8W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking, before the reorganisation of local government in Scotland, to reduce the statutory control by central Government over local government; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I am in touch with the local authority associations at the moment about the relaxation of both statutory and administrative controls. Our aim will be to remove unnecessary statutory controls in the legislation on local government reform.