HC Deb 12 February 1986 vol 91 cc462-3W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy towards the future role of metropolitan district councils in relation to the work currently done by the metropolitan counties in promoting local industrial or economic development initiatives.

Sir George Young

It is for the metropolitan district councils to decide whether they wish to continue promoting local industrial economic initiatives currently carried out by the metropolitan counties, following implementation of the Local Government Act 1985.

They already have the necessary powers.