§ 53. Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary for the Environment if he is satisfied that all local authority direct labour organisations are complying with the competition objectives, accountability and competitive tendering, as required under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
Many local authorities' DLOs have already become more accountable and efficient as a result of the requirements of the DLO legislation, but my right hon. Friend is always prepared to consider using his powers to call for a special report from an authority if the circumstances warrant it.