HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c625W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in support of the Government's policy of cutting public expenditure, he will send a circular to all local authorities advising them to cease holding civic receptions, mayoral parties and similar public functions.

Mr. King

No. These are matters for local authorities' own decisions. We have made clear the need to constrain public expenditure.

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