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Community And Parish Councils

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the current operation and role of community and parish councils; and if he will make a statement.

Parish councils have operated as part of local government since 1894. They continue to perform a useful role in community representation and in administering a limited range of local government services.Community councils are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.