HC Deb 27 June 1995 vol 262 c621W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what responsibilities his Department has for ensuring that local authorities in Wales comply with the regulations of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; and if he will make a statement on the steps he has taken during the past two years with regard to such compliance. [30867]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

A large number of powers are vested in the Secretary of State under provisions in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. They cover a number of different subject areas, including local authority membership, economic development, local government finance, local authority companies, housing and housing finance. If the hon. Member would indicate those parts of the 1989 Act that he is particularly interested in, or has concerns about, I will write to him.

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