HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 c512W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is meant by a major precepting authority, as referred to in his Department's press notice No. 276; and if he will list those he intends to have included on London borough rate demands for 1986–87.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Major precepting authority means any county council, the receiver of the metropolitan police, and any new authority with power to issue precepts which it is proposed to establish by clause 67 of the Local Government Bill. In the case of a London borough it is intended that the rate demands will show the amounts in respect of the borough rate, the precepts of the receiver of the metropolitan police and of any new authority with the power to issue precepts as established by the Local Government Bill, including the Inner London Education Authority, and of any levy payable in respect of the residuary body established under the Bill or in respect of London regional transport.