§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received regarding the working of sections 137 and 142 of the Local Government Act 1972; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
My right hon. Friend regularly receives a considerable number of representations, both directly and through hon. Members, on a range of matters concerned with these discretionary spending powers. If my hon. Friend has a particular problem in mind, perhaps he will write to me.