§ 69. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for the further relaxation of controls by central Government over the activities of local government.
§ Mr. Heseltine
Legislation has already been introduced to implement those relaxations proposed in the recent White Paper—Cmnd. 7634—concerning education; further legislation will be brought forward shortly to deal with the rest. That White Paper also announced the Government's intention to review local authorities' statutory duties; to review their role in relation to local government byelaws; and to review their need for statistical information from local authorities. These reviews are in progress.