Local Authority Publicity
§ Mr. Patnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has made any further progress with the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity, to be issued under section 4 of the Local Government Act 1987.
§ Mr. Howard
In the light of the consultation carried out by my Department earlier this year, we have made some changes to the draft code of recommended practice which reflect comments made by the local authority associations and other interested parties. The draft also now incorporates the minor changes that would be necessary if Parliament approves clause 26(2) of the Local Government Bill. Copies of the revised draft code have been placed in the Library of the House and the Vote Office.