§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration has been given:o the views of Co-operative Union Ltd. on the Green Paper "Paying for Local Government", what response was made; and if he will now make a statement about the views expressed.
§ Mr. Howard
We considered all the comments received in response to the proposals in the Green Paper "Paying for Local Government" (Cmnd. 9714). The Co-operative Union Ltd. was sent an official acknowledgement to that effect. The Government have responded generally to these representations by confirming their intention of proceeding with the main proposals; by changing some of the operating procedures for the community charge and by announcing transitional arrangements for the move to a national non-domestic rate poundage. We are still considering other aspects of the responses.
§ 73. Mr. Eastham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now publish all the responses received by him in response to "Paying for Local Government", Cmnd. 9714.