HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 c1499
47. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of permitting the larger local authorities to develop on more healthy lines by reducing the present control by Government Departments over their expenditure of public funds, thereby effecting economy and reducing correspondence?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The question of the relations between Government Departments and local authorities, including, of course, the whole system of State subsidies, is, I think, far too wide and complicated for discussion by question and answer.