§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what reply he has sent to the leader of Brent council in response to his letter of 15 June inviting him to a public meeting in Brent to discuss the question of accountability and the Government's policies.
§ Mr. Heseltine
[pursuant to his reply, 6 July 1981]: I wrote to Councillor Bryson today. I have noted the points which he had made to me but since it is for individual authorities to decide how they should make the sayings which I have requested of them, it would be inappropriate for me to join in a public debate about how Brent council might attempt to do so.