§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list statutory powers to intervene where a local authority fails to honour its fiduciary duty to fix a rate commensurate with the level of services to be provided by the authority; and if he will make a statement.20W
§ Mr. Waldegrave
There are no general statutory powers to intervene in such circumstances. It is open to any ratepayer to challenge an inadequate rate.