§ Mr. Sedgemore
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report those Acts of Parliament since 1979 concerning (a)local government finance and (b) local authority duties, powers and responsibilities.
§ Mr. Ridley
A considerable number of public general Acts, not all of them the responsibility of my Department, have some effect on the duties, powers and responsibilities of local authorities, and may thus affect the finances of those authorities. A list of the more major Acts since 1979 is set out below. Acts concerned purely with finance or of major significance in connection with local government finance generally are marked with an asterisk19791980198119821983198419851986(Note: Consolidation Acts and Scottish Acts are not included in the above list.)