§ 9. Mr. Chetwynd
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will now make a statement on the reform of local government finance.
§ 18. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will make a statement on local government finance.
§ Mr. Chetwynd
Is there any reason why we could not have it today? Why, when the Question was down for today, could not we have had the Answer today, instead of tomorrow? Will the White Paper give a complete balance sheet to show what the local authorities will lose by this operation?
§ Mr. Brooke
The White Paper will be ready tomorrow and I recommend the hon. Member to wait and see.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind the important debate we had yesterday and its relevance to guarantees about finances for the development of mental health work.