HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 cc115-6W
40. Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he will be having with the London boroughs concerning his proposals for the transfer of responsibilities from the Greater London council.

Mr. Waldegrave

I have already met representatives of the London Boroughs Association for a first general discussion. I am prepared at any time to receive the views of London boroughs and they will be closely involved in the consultations which will follow publication of our detailed proposals.

Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has received evidence which has persuaded him that the Greater London council should be dissolved.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I and my predecessors have received many representations indicating that having an upper-tier authority with an increasingly limited role leads to duplication and waste, and that the GLC is no longer necessary.