§ 65. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the terms of the letter he has recently received from the Town Council of Ayr on the question of interest rates; and his reply.
The town council sent me a copy of a motion protesting against the Government's decision to increase the rates of interest to local authorities and demanding that loan charges to them be reduced forthwith. The Council was informed that the terms of the motion had been noted.
§ Sir T. Moore
Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that the Town Council of Ayr is quite willing to await 1003 the results of the negotiations being conducted by its Member with the right hon. Gentleman?
§ Mr. Hughes
Is the Minister aware that the Town Council of Ayr is so dissatisfied with its Member that it took the precaution of asking all Ayrshire Members to raise the question in the House?