HC Deb 22 March 1955 vol 538 c1857
33. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent the Government's proposals for discouraging inflationary spending will involve curtailing or slowing down the programme for additional hospitals, schools and other public developments recently announced.

Commander Galbraith

I have no reason to think that the programmes to which the right hon. Gentleman refers will be affected.

Mr. Woodburn

Has the right hon. and gallant Gentleman consulted the local authorities to find out whether the increased interest rates will not have the effect of discouraging their enthusiasm?

Commander Galbraith

The right hon. Gentleman referred to hospitals. I can assure him that there will be no diminution in the programme announced for them. With regard to schools, it is not expected that there will be any diminution in the programme.