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 Tony Banks Mr Tony Banks , Newham North West 4:06 pm, 5th April 1984

I do not welcome the announcement, and I do not see why the House should be grateful, because the Inner London education authority is already a directly elected local authority and I speak as a directly elected member of it. I suggest that the Secretary of State should not expect to receive gratitude. Will he look carefully at the Local Government (Interim Provisions) Bill? Will he not have to amend it because the last paragraph makes a direct reference to the form of elections for ILEA, which is appointment via the boroughs? In those circumstances, that measure will have to be amended. Will he confirm——