asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if his Department has monitored the number of redundancy claims and the payments made to date by the residuary bodies set up following abolition of the Greater London council and the metropolitan county councils.129W
§ Mr. Chope
The residuary bodies' 1985–86 annual reports and statements of accounts were laid before Parliament today. These set out the activities and financial position of each residuary body for the period between their establishment by order under section 57 of the Local Government Act 1985 and 31 March 1986.
This was a difficult period for the residuary bodies and all credit is due to them for the effectiveness with which they carried out their duties in the run-up to abolition. The smooth transition of functions from the abolished authorities to their successors in no small part reflects the dedicated efforts of these small teams.