Public Toilets

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 23rd March 2004.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines his Department issues to local authorities in respect of minimum standards for the (a) provision, (b) distribution and (c) maintenance of public toilets; and what guidelines are issued regarding public consultation on public toilets.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not provide any guidance to local authorities on the provision, distribution or maintenance of public toilets, or on the need to consult on this service. These functions are at the discretion of local authorities who have a power, but no duty, to provide public conveniences under section 87 of the Public Health Act 1936.

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