§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 8 July, Official Report, c. 198, what progress he is making regarding the collection of information concerning the amounts spent by local authorities under section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The information is currently being collected. I hope to have received completed returns from most local authorities by the end of December.