HC Deb 12 December 1979 vol 975 cc687-8W
50. Sir William Elliott

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will revise the composition of partnership committees to include those engaged in industry and private enterprise.

Mr. Heseltine

I am convinced that private industry and commerce have a authorities in achieving the reduction in local authority spending in 1979–80.

Mr. King

I refer my hon. Friends to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 14 Novernber.—[Vol. 973, c.1316–18.]