§ 41. Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received with regard to the operation of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
I have received a considerable number of representations, including many from hon. Members, about local authorities' use of section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972. Some have urged that the expenditure limit should be raised so as to accommodate worthwhile projects, but the majority have been critical of particular uses.