§ 27. Mr. Hal Miller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the role of the Association of County Councils in determining the factors that should apply in building up the block grant and the weight that should be given to them.197W
§ 31. Mr. Colin Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that, when undertaking consultations for block grant purposes, the Association of County Councils adequately and accurately reflects the views and needs of the non-metropolitan counties.
§ Mr. King
Under the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980, my right hon. Friend is required to consult associations of local authorities. We recognise the Association of County Councils as representing the non-metropolitan county councils. It is for its constituent members to ensure that the association properly reflects their views.