§ Mr. Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will propose amending the Local Government Act 1974 so as to require local authorities to provide to members of the public copies of reports sent to an authority concerned by the Commissioner for Local Administration in England and Wales.
§ Mr. John Silkin
I have at present no such proposals. The Act of 1974 already provides for copies of these reports to be made available for inspection by the public without charge for a period of three weeks, and it entitles any person to take copies or extracts during that period.