HC Deb 01 August 1961 vol 645 c137W
39. Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he has been informed of the proposed purchase by the London County Council of sites in Lambeth, Islington and Woolwich for purposes connected with the education and welfare services; and what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds.

Sir K. Joseph

No. Purchases by agreement can be made without reference to any Minister.