HC Deb 22 December 1981 vol 15 c407W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, if, in the light of the judgment of the House of Lords on 17 December in the case of Regina versus the Greater London Council and Another ex parte Bromley London borough council, he has any plans to introduce a statutory limit extending to members of the Greater London Council and others who were responsible for initiating the policy found to be unlawful by their lordships along lines similar to the National Health Service (Invalid Direction) Act 1980 which provided immunity to the Secretary of State for Social Services arising from the unlawful direction given by that Minister with respect to the future functioning of the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham area health authority (teaching); and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heseltine

I shall answer this question shortly.