HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc19-20W
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.

Mr. Waldegrave

There are no general statutory powers to intervene in such circumstances. It is open to any ratepayer to challenge an inadequate rate.