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Local Authorities (Co-Opted Members)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to prohibit co-opted members from voting on local authority committees.

We have asked the Widdicombe inquiry to consider within their general terms of reference the issue of co-options to local authority committees. We shall look at the need for legislation in the light of the inquiry's report which we expect next year.