HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c660W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his Department has had any approaches from the Association of London Authorities; if he will list them together with any reply he has given; if he will make it his policy not to have any contacts with this association; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

The association's approach to this Department has been a circular letter sent earlier this month to Ministers and others about the founding of the association. The Department of the Environment acknowledged this approach for the Government as a whole, and no reply went from this Department. We will consider any further approach if and when it arises.