asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce amending legislation to enable local authorities to provide roads and pavements without direct charge for persons providing their own homes under owner-occupier schemes; and if he will make a statement.
Will this be made perfectly clear to local authorities? Recently, a conference of the Labour movement decided in favour of such an amendment of the existing law. In view of this development, will my right hon. Friend ensure that what he has now indicated is made clear beyond ambiguity to all local authorities so that they know they have such powers and financial permission?