HC Deb 26 October 1982 vol 29 c385W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how he measures changes in the efficiency of local government since the reorganisation of 1972–73.

Mr. King:

Assessments of efficiency in local government are best made in relation to individual authorities and in the light of all relevant information, including expenditure and manpower data and the comparative statistics which are now increasingly widely available.