§ 43. Mr. MICHAEL BEAUMONT
asked the Minister of Health why, in view of the Government's declared policy of economy in national and local expenditure, he has recently sanctioned new expenditure on building by local authorities to the extent of £4,000,000; what circumstances have occurred to warrant this change; and what proportion of the new expenditure will fall on the Exchequer?
Sir H. YOUNG
I am not aware how the figure of £4,000,000 is made up and am accordingly unable to answer the third part of the question. The policy of the Government in this matter continues to be regulated by the circular of September, 1931, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend.