§ 40. Ms. Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the London boroughs grants scheme on section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972; and whether he has arranged to meet their representatives.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The London borough grants scheme wrote to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State arguing against the proposal in paragraph 8.20 of the White Paper "The Conduct of Local Authority Business". My right hon. Friend, the Minister for Local Government, will meet representatives on 23 February.