HC Deb 28 June 1979 vol 969 cc303-4W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report in tabular form a list of (a) all services which local authorities are required by statute to provide without charge and (b) those services for which a charge may be made at the discretion of the local authority concerned.

Mr. King

Such a list could be compiled only with disproportionate effort. Generally local authorities may not charge for services unless they have statutory powers to do so.