§ Mr. Park
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 31 January to the hon. Member for Leeds, Central (Mr. Futchett), Official Report, column 339, if he has had any discussions with the district councils within the west midlands which had indicated their interest in direct involvement with the police and fire services.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
My right hon. and learned Friend saw leaders of the Conservative groups of four district councils in the west midlands (Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull, and Walsall) on 15 November 1984.