HC Deb 10 November 1971 vol 825 c153W
40. Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how it is proposed that the procedures for dealing with environmental questions will differ under the new county councils and district councils from the existing arrangements.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Local Government Bill allocates to the new district councils immediate responsibility for control of the local environment. They will possess a coherent range of functions not now generally exercised at district level.