§ 56. Mr. Robert B. Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has discussed with the local authority associations the implications for his Department's policy of the annual report of the Audit Commission.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The 1984–85 annual report of the Audit Commission drew attention to the very considerable opportunities for providing better value for money in local authority services. The potential for reducing costs and improving services was discussed with the local authority associations at the meeting of the Consultative Council on Local Government Finance on 23 July 1985. As a result my officials arranged for the controller of audit of the Audit Commission to give a presentation to members of the CCLGF on 21 October.