HC Deb 10 November 1975 vol 899 c410W
Mr. Edge

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to allow local authorities to engage in municipal trading.

Mr. John Silkin

As I told my hon. Friend on 1st August, I sympathise with the general objectives that have prompted his question, and I shall keep in mind the possibility of giving such powers to local authorities when a legislative opportunity offers itself.—[Vol. 896, c. 652.]