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Countdown to abolition

Title
Countdown to abolition
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Vox pop; Speech
TX Date
25 Jan 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:52:03
Description
Countdown to Abolition. Documentary by Elena Curti on the abolition of the GLC and the Metropolitan Councils in 1986. Looks at likely economic outcome of abolition, distribution of funds to London boroughs, and future of County Hall, seat of the GLC; education policies; transport policies; the role of London Residuary Body (LRB); Southbank Board; Thames Water Authority; Department of Transport; London Coordinating Committee (LCC); Association of London Authorities (ALA); London Voluntary Service Council; London Fire and Civil Defence Authority; Research and Intelligence Unit; ILEA. Contributions from members of the public; Ken Livingstone, GLC leader; Patrick Jenkin MP; Sir Godfrey Taylor (aka Tag Taylor), London Residuary body (LRB); Lord Elton (Rodney Elton), Environment Minister; Peter Bowness, London Boroughs Association; Tony McBrearty, GLC; Tony Banks MP; Margaret Hodge, ALA; Paul Sommerfeld, London Voluntary Service Council; Bob Neill, London Fire and Civil Defence Authority; Tony Ritchie, Southwark Council; Alan Greengross, GLC (Tory); John Chapman, Research and Intelligence Unit; Adrian Slade, GLC; Frances Morrell, ILEA; Arthur Capelin, GLC Staff Association.
Contributors
Patrick Jenkin; Ken Livingstone; Alan Greengross; Tony Banks; Elena Curti; Godfrey Taylor; Tag Taylor; Rodney Elton; Peter Bowness; Tony McBrearty; Margaret Hodge; Paul Sommerfeld; Bob Neill; Tony Ritchie; John Chapman; Adrian Slade; Frances Morrell; Arthur Capelin
Keywords
London; Local authorities; Local government; GLC; ILEA; Educational policy; LRB; LCC; ALA; District councils; Boroughs; Transport policy; Governance; Thames Water Authority; Local finance; Southbank Board; London Voluntary Service Council; London Fire and Civil Defence Authority; Research and Intelligence Unit; Department of Transport

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