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Local Government Services: Fees and Charges

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the application of the provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 to charged-for discretionary services. (307085)

The Department has not issued guidance to local authorities on the application of the provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 where the local authority charges for discretionary services provided by it.

Guidance to local authorities and other best value authorities on the general power to charge for discretionary services is given in guidance issued in 2003 and found at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/151291.pdf