§ 79. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will set up a Departmental committee to inquire into the operation of the Private Street Works Act, 1892, with particular reference to the advisability of introducing a system of grants to local authorities to assist them to contribute to the cost of such works.
§ 80. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what expenditure he authorised under the Private Street Works Act, 1892, in the year 1954; and what proportion of this expenditure was borne by local authorities.
§ Mr. Sandys
In 1954 my predecessor and I authorised private street works in England and Wales amounting in value to £2,215,000. This is not a complete figure, as, since the revocation of the relevant Defence Regulation, I only know what a local authority intends to spend on private street works if it comes to me for loan sanction. I have no record showing what proportion of the authorised expenditure was borne by local authorities.