HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc86-7W
42. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a circular to local authorities on the provision of entertainment for children, in the light of the programme provided by the London Borough of Brent, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Willesden, West.

Mr. Speed

No. Within the limitations of the Statutes, the provision of entertainment is entirely at the discretion of the local authorities and not a matter in which central Government should interfere.