HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 c570W
43. Mr. Budgen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to involve private enterprise in the partnership authority committees.

Mr. Shore

The local authorities and Government Departments concerned in the partnership areas already have arrangements for discussing issues with both sides of industry. We are anxious to improve these contacts, but I feel that this is best done on a local basis, in each partnership area, rather than through any centrally determined arrangement.