§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about his proposal to introduce legislation to curb the dissemination by local authorities of partisan political propaganda.
§ Dr. Boyson
My right hon. Friend has received a significant number of representations about political publicity by local authorities since the Local Government Act 1986 was passed. These demonstrate the need to strengthen the present provisions, which we have undertaken to do.