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Local Government

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1239W, on local government, if he will issue guidance to local authority monitoring officers on visits by hon. Members to local authority-owned premises and facilities (a) outside and (b) inside election purdah periods. (324000)

The Secretary of State has no plans to issue guidance to local authority monitoring officers on visits by hon. Members to premises and facilities owned by local authorities. Local authority members are required by their council’s statutory Code of Conduct to ensure their council’s resources are not used improperly for political purposes (including party political purposes).