HC Deb 10 May 1978 vol 949 cc549-50W
51. Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to seek to ensure that where the local commissioner for administration convicts a local authority of maladministration, that local authority compensates the aggrieved person.

Mr. Shore

The Government have at present no plans to introduce such legislation, but support the Local Government Act 1974 (Amendment) Bill, which has been presented by my hon. Friend the Member for Luton, East (Mr. Clemitson). The purpose of this Bill is to empower local authorities, and the other authorities subject to investigation by the local commissioners, to incur such expenditure as they consider appropriate in making payments to, or in providing some other benefits for, persons who have suffered injustice in consequence of maladministration.

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