HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 c9
16. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government by what percentage over the last four years total expenditure, including expenditure on education, by county councils has increased.

The Minister of Housing and Local Government (Mr. Duncan Sandys)

About 30 per cent.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is an extremely good thing that Her Majesty's Government's expenditure has not gone up by the same percentage?

Mr. Lindgren

Can the Minister say what percentage of that increase is due to the increased cost of work performed and what percentage to additional works carried out?

Mr. Sandys

Some of each.