§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received over the past six years about the need to strengthen the powers of the Commissioner for Local Administration; what responses he has given; and whether he plans to bring forward firm proposals.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The Commission for Local Administration in England has submitted proposals for the extension of its powers twice over the last six years. The Secretary of State's responses were issued on 7 March 1984 and 27 September 1985 respectively. The Government's proposals are contained in those documents, copies of which have been deposited in the Library.