HC Deb 29 July 1997 vol 299 cc193-4W
26. Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will bring forward proposals for a power of community initiative in local government. [9373]

Ms Armstrong

We intend to consult the Local Government Association and all other interested parties on the proposed new duty for councils to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area as we implement our manifesto programme for good local government.

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