HC Deb 14 November 1974 vol 881 c236W
Mr. Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the terms of the oath taken by each individual member of local authorities; and whether he intends to include amendments to those terms in his forthcoming legislation.

Mr. John Silkin

Councillors are required to make a declaration of acceptance of office in the following form:

"I, AB, having been elected to the office of councillor, hereby declare that I take the said office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties thereof according to the best of my judgment and ability."

I have no plans to propose an amendment to the terms of this declaration.