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Community Enterprise Programme

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to amend the law to allow adults taking part in the community enterprise programme to seek election as councillors to their local authority; and if he will make a statement.

Persons taking part in those schemes under the community enterprise programme which are sponsored by a local authority are, in all respects, employees of that authority, and are therefore disqualified from election to that council. I do not propose to seek to amend those provisions.