§ 41. Mr. Meadowcroft
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how it is intended to staff the joint committees charged under schedule 8 to the Local Government Bill with the co-ordination of the implementation by metropolitan district councils of their responsibilities for trading standards under the Weights and Measures Act 1963.
§ Mr. Fletcher
The Local Government Bill provides for the joint committees to comprise members nominated by the district councils in each metropolitan county. The committees will not employ staff, but will draw their support from the districts which will share the costs equitably.