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County Council Bills (Notice Of Processions)

Volume 961: debated on Friday 26 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department prepared, and whether it has approved, a model clause introducing a requirement that notice be given of processions in county council Bills currently before the Lords and Commons.

I have been asked to reply.The Home Office and other Departments took part in correspondence with counsel to Mr. Speaker, counsel to the Lord Chairman in another place, and Parliamentary agents about the form in which clauses on this and other subjects to be included in local authorities' Bills could best be drafted. That did not commit the Government to any view on whether such provisions should be enacted for the area of any local authority.