HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc421-2W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, how many circulars his 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.

Mr. Horam

The figures are as follows:

Circulars to English local authorities only Circulars to English and Welsh local authorities
1976 2 4
1977 6 3
1978 4 7
1979 (to date) 2 4

A number of these circulars were issued jointly with one Department or more. Six related to new legislation or regulations affecting the statutory duties of local authorities. None increased those duties.