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DoE MOOTS LEGISLATION PRVIEWS FOR COUNCILS

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Councils should be consulted on legislation that will affect them before it reaches the statute book, according to ...
Councils should be consulted on legislation that will affect them before it reaches the statute book, according to a draft DoE paper on local-central government relations being considered by ministers.

The paper, drawn up by the department and the local authority associations, has yet to be approved by ministers from the DoE or other departments that deal with councils.

It was designed to take advantage of Prime Minister John Major's promise to adopt a more co-operative attitude towards local government and also promises to warn the associations about imminent government press releases which concern councils.

The document, originally called a charter, was prompted by a meeting of association representatives with Citizen's Charter Minister William Waldegrave and the then Local Government Minister John Redwood early in 1992.

The associations would be required to keep government consultation documents secret as part of the agreement.
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