HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c433W
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.