HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c411W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many circulars her Department has issued to local authorities (a) in England and (b) in England and Wales, in each year since 1974; and how many issued instructions increasing the statutory duties of local authorities.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The figures are:

New Circulars* Amendments/Addenda
England only—
1977 1
1979 (to date) 1
England and Wales—
1974 13(10) 3
1975 15(8) 4
1976 16(15)
1977 14(9) 2
1978 18(17) 1
1979 (to date) 1(1)
* The figures in brackets indicate circulars issued jointly with other Departments.

These circulars do not in themselves increase the statutory duties of local authorities.

Copies of all circulars and administrative memoranda issued by my Department are bound annually and published by HMSO, after which they are placed in the Library.

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