§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the arrangements for administering London docklands; and whether he is satisfied with them.
§ Mr. King
The Greater London Council and the five London boroughs in whose area it falls are generally responsible for administering London dock-lands. These authorities have delegated certain functions—relating principally to planning, development control and industrial promotion—to the Docklands Joint Committee. Docklands is one of seven areas in which special partnership arrangements operate, and my right hon. Friend has recently written to the leaders in each of these areas saying that he intends to take their views before deciding the future of the arrangements.