HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 c173W
34. Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to strengthen the powers available to local authorities and civic bodies in protecting the character and environment of urban areas.

Mr. Portillo

The Government have given local authorities substantially enhanced powers to protect the character and environment of their urban areas and do not see any need at the moment to add to those powers.

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