HC Deb 31 March 1976 vol 908 c480W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to amend the law so as to prevent the granting of attendance allowances to local authority councillors for ceremonial occasions.

Mr. John Silkin

No. Local authorities decide for themselves which activities should be approved for the payment of allowances and they are well aware of the need to exercise this power responsibly.