HC Deb 23 November 1983 vol 49 cc212-3W
40. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent meetings he has had with representatives of county and district councils to discuss his proposals for local government finance.

Mr. Waldegrave

I and my ministerial colleagues have had a large number of such meetings in recent weeks. We have also discussed our proposals for 1984–85 with the local authority associations at the consultative council on local government finance.