HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c332W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he is giving to seeking to amend the law to make unlawful the provision of finance by local authorities for political campaigns.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. Friend regrets the apparent breakdown of long-standing conventions that public money should not be spent on political propaganda. We have at present no plans to introduce legislation, but we are watching the situation carefully.