HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1400-1
66. Sir J. D. REES

asked whether the Government propose to issue a circular to local bodies requiring them to practice strict economy during the present crisis, in view of the demands already being made, and of others likely to be made, upon the resources of taxpayers and ratepayers?


As I stated in answer to a question on Monday last, I am about to issue a circular to local authorities. This circular will emphasise the desirability of restricting local works in view of the need of economising both labour and capital.