HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 c213W
42. Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the answer of 7 November to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside, Official Report, c. 18, relating to Government action in the event of the actions of a local authority leading to a serious breakdown of services, what powers he has to take action in these circumstances.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

There is a wide range of default powers for specific services by no general power to take over the functions of a local authority.