[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, supported by Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Howell, Mr. Secretary Fowler and Mr. Timothy Raison, presented a Bill to make amendments for England and Wales of provisions of that part of the law relating to local authorities or highways which is commonly amended by local Acts; to make further provision for the control of refreshment premises and for consultation between local authorities in England and Wales and fire authorities with regard to fire precautions for buildings and caravan sites; to repeal the Theatrical Employers Registration Acts 1925 and 1928; to make further provisions as to the enforcement of byelaws; to amend section 163(1) of the Highways Act 1980; to make provision in connection with the computerisation of local land charges registers; to make amendments designed to facilitate, or otherwise desirable in connection with, the consolidation of certain enactments relating to the health functions of local authorities; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Monday next and to be printed [Bill 7].
Local Government Finance
Mr. Secretary Heseltine, supported by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Attorney-General and Mr. Tom King, presented a Bill to make new provision with respect to the powers and duties of local authorities in respect of rates and precepts; to amend the provisions relating to adjustments of the distribution of block grant; to make new provision for auditing the accounts of local authorities and other public bodies; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Monday next and to be printed [Bill 8].