HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c18W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether Her Majesty's Government intend to introduce legislation allowing him to suspend city councils which overspend or breach Government policy.

Mr. Waldegrave

No. However, if the action of an authority led to a serious breakdown of services, the Government would be forced to take appropriate action to safeguard the position of ratepayers and residents.