HL Deb 23 July 2001 vol 626 c165WA
Lord Greaves

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether allowing councillors time off for their civic duties constitutes a political donation requiring shareholder approval under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 or any other legislation; and if so, what is the relationship between this requirement and the statutory provision for time off to attend meetings of local authorities under Section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 or any other legislation. [HL272]

The Minister of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

I will write to the noble Lord and place a copy of my letter in the Libraries of both Houses.