§ 39. Captain Alan Graham
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the intention of the Denbigh County Council shortly to erect new county offices in Ruthin at a cost of £80,000 to the local ratepayers; and whether, in view of the unprecented burden of rates and taxes at present being borne in the national interest, he will either refuse to authorise such expenditure or order its postponement?
§ Mr. Elliot
Yes, Sir. The necessity for the offices has been established, on grounds of the inadequacy and unhealthy conditions of the existing offices, after public local inquiry. I issued my formal consent to the necessary borrowing last month.
§ Captain Graham
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the council have already been offered the buildings of the old gaol?