Inner London Education Authority

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:06 pm on 5th April 1984.

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Photo of Mr John Cartwright Mr John Cartwright , Woolwich 4:06 pm, 5th April 1984

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the welcome elections that he has announced will not be meaningful unless inner Londoners are given the opportunity to decide for themselves through the ballot box important issues such as the spending and staffing levels of the authority? Will he therefore withdraw the proposal in "Streamlining the Cities" that decisions on these important matters should be imposed on the elected authority by Ministers?