HC Deb 21 June 1985 vol 81 c229W
Mr. Straw

asked the Prime Minister which Government Departments have submitted evidence to the Widdicombe inquiry into local government practices and procedures; what was the nature of the evidence; and if she will place a copy of the evidence in the Library.

The Prime Minister

Two submissions have been made by Government Departments to the Widdicombe inquiry in relation to local government advertising: a report by the Department of the Environment, the Scottish Office and the Welsh Office on publicity and political campaigning by local authorities; and a note on central Government publicity and advertising submitted by the Cabinet Office at the request of the committee of inquiry. Supplementary oral evidence has also been given. Copies of both submissions are in the Library. Evidence on the full range of the inquiry is still being submitted.