HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 cc61-2W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what efforts are made by his Department to determine the amounts spent by London authorities on policies concerned with women's rights, gay rights, local economic development and support for ethnic minorities.

Mr. Chope

Those necessary for the work of the Department, and consistent with the fact that the primary responsibilities for discretionary spending by local authorities rests with those authorities.