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Local Government (Consultation)

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is planning to make any changes to the way in which he consults local government following the judgment in R. v. Secretary of State for Social Services: ex parte AMA.

We shall be reviewing consultation arrangements with local authorities as part of wider discussions on our proposals for reforming housing benefit. The implications of the AMA action for future consultation arrangements will be considered when the written judgment is available.