§ Mr. Hawksley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will take steps to permit the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration to investigate complaints against new town corporations.
§ Mr. Tracey
As stated in the Government's White Paper, Cmnd. 9563, published in July of this year, legislation to amend the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 will be introduced, in due course, to extend the jurisdiction of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration to about 50 non-departmental public bodies—including new town corporations.