§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what review he has made of the spending by community councils in Wales, especially where spending is in excess of a community council's precept; what record he has of borrowings by community councils; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
No review of spending by individual community councils in Wales has been undertaken recently. Community councils can spend in excess of their precept only where they have the necessary reserves or have received my consent to borrow. Consents to borrow in the present financial year are as follows:
£ Towyn town council 35,000 Whitland town council 50,000 Cwm Cadnant town council 10,000 Overton community council 2,000 Pennard community council 12,000 Aberaeron town council 70,000