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Lea Valley

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has for transferring the Greater London council's share of the costs of the Lea Valley regional park authority to the London boroughs on the abolition of the Greater London council.

The GLC contributes some 80 per cent. of the costs of the park authority. On its abolition this will be split between the 32 London boroughs and the City of London by way of a per capita levy. In the light of legal advice received since my right hon. Friend's announcement of 12 November 1984 [Vol. 67, c. 134] he has agreed that the six riparian London boroughs should not make double per capita contributions on abolition of the GLC. However he intends in due course to invite the various bodies concerned to consider whether legislation to change those arrangements should be promoted.