§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library a list of all Welsh Office working groups together with the membership of each and a note of other public bodies to which any member also belongs.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
The information required is not held centrally.644W
directed towards specific services or programmes. The total amount of external capital finance for local authorities is announced annually as the new planning total but, other than BCA, the amounts involved are not necessarily allocated to local authorities before the beginning of the financial year. In addition to the spending financed externally, local authorities can fund capital expenditure from revenue accounts and reserves and from capital receipts. This self-financed expenditure does not form part of the capital allocations or new planning totals. The amount the Government estimates authorities will have available for capital expenditure on each service, the assumed gross expenditure, is derived by summing the relevant capital allocations and forecasts of self-financed expenditure.