Encroachments on Local Government Autonomy

Part of Orders of the Day — Supply – in the House of Commons at 6:48 pm on 12th November 1981.

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Photo of Mr Tom King Mr Tom King Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) 6:48 pm, 12th November 1981

Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that during the previous Labour Government he received full co-operation from Conservative councils? He will recall that the majority of councils then were Conservative-led and that they gave full co-operation to the Government of the day, regardless of party, when economies were called for.