HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 cc1002-3
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.

Commander Galbraith

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 the results of the negotiations being conducted by its Member with the right hon. Gentleman?

Hon. Members


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?