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Local Authority Services

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received proposing that local authorities be compelled to put services out to competitive tender.

As my hon. Friend will be aware, we have ourselves published proposals for the extension of competition in local authority services. More than 450 responses have been received up to the end of September. I have today placed in the Library a list of the main respondents.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many district or borough level arrangements for waste management he has so far approved under the Local Government Act 1985.

The Act does not provide for such approval. The latest position is set out in my answer of 25 October, at columns 266–67, to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Northfield, (Mr. King). As it is rather long, I shall be pleased to send the hon. Gentleman a copy.

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements have been made for the continuation of the waste disposal services in the metropolitan county areas.

The arrangements are contained in the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. King) on 25 October, at columns 266–67. As it is rather long, I shall be pleased to send the hon. Gentleman a copy.