§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the extent of free circulation he has given to his six-page Consultative Paper on Local Government Finance; what is the status of this paper; and why it was duplicated and not printed.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Copies of the Consultation Paper have been made available to Members of Parliament, to the representatives of local government, to various interested organisations and to the Press. Copies were also placed in the Libraries of both Houses of Parliament on 20th June. The paper was310W issued as a basis for consultations with representatives of local government, and the extent of the circulation was not thought to justify printing.