HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c518W
10. Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to prohibit co-opted members from voting on local authority committees.

Mrs. Rumbold

We have asked the Widdicombe inquiry to consider within their general terms of reference the issue of co-options to local authority committees. We shall look at the need for legislation in the light of the inquiry's report which we expect next year.