§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what reduction, at 1979 survey prices, has been made in the sums allocated for local authority gross capital expenditure between the date of publication of the January 1979 public expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 7439, the November 1979 public expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 7746, and the March 1980 public expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 7841.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The gross capital expenditure provision for English and Welsh local authorities in respect of 1980–81 was reduced by £649 million between Cmnd. 7439 and Cmnd. 7746, and by a further £273 million between Cmnd. 7746356W and Cmnd. 7841. These figures are at 1979 survey prices.