HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c203W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he will publish his proposals for a new ethical framework for local government in Wales. [40787]

Mr. Win Griffiths

I have today placed in the Library of the House copies of the seventh and final consultation paper in the series inviting views on the options for modernising local government in Wales.

The paper sets out the Government's proposals for a new ethical framework for Welsh local government. It will underpin the modernising process by ensuring that councillors and council employees are aware of the conduct expected of them and that all allegations will be investigated and appropriate action taken if they are upheld. These changes will ensure that the public retains confidence in Welsh local government.