HC Deb 04 July 1980 vol 987 c743W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the growing practice of local authorities in general and within the Greater London area in particular in reducing the numbers of public toilets and the discomfort and health hazards caused thereby, he will issue a circular to all local authorities advising on the level of public toilet facilities that should be made available to the public.

Mr. Fox

No. The level of provision of public conveniences is entirely a matter for the discretion of local authorities, which are, I am sure, taking all relevant factors into account. Maintaining these facilities is now very costly, especially

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