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Local Authorities (Accountability)

Volume 176: debated on Friday 13 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to introduce any proposals to allow local councils to be more accountable to the local people other than by local elections; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer, 9 July 1990]: One of the principal aims of the changes in local government finance introduced in April was to increase local accountability.