§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why he is able to give for some borough councils the amounts of moneys borrowed and the interest rates paid on those moneys for each of the years from 1951 to date, whereas he is unable to give these details for others; and whether he will publish in HANSARD these details so far as the 28 Metropolitan borough councils are concerned.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The information about borrowing and interest for which I have most often been asked, and which I have supplied, has related to outstanding loan debt and total interest paid. If the hon. Member is concerned with certain housing expenditure, I would refer him to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Salford, East (Mr. Frank Allaun) on 21st April. A disproportionate amount of work would be involved in providing the figures of new borrowings relating to 28 authorities over 12 years.