HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 c258W
Mr. Hawksley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representation has been made by the Association of County Councils for a review of local authority statutory duties; and what is his response.

Mr. King

The Association of County Councils, along with other local authority associations, has proposed the relaxation of a number of statutory duties. These proposals are still being considered. My right hon. Friend will be announcing the Government's conclusions in due course.