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 Wilkinson Mr John Wilkinson , Ruislip - Northwood 4:06 pm, 5th April 1984

I welcome the intellectual honesty and political courage of this statement, which is typical of my right hon. Friend. In the Bill, can he suggest that the direct elections should take place at the same time as the borough elections, and can he use his power of persuasiveness on his colleagues to ensure that this important precedent extends to the supervision of other London-wide functions that will continue to be provided after the abolition of the GLC?