HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc446-7W
Mr. Higgins

asked the Minister of Health whether Government policy limiting expenditure by local authorities includes county council capital programmes for old people's homes; and whether such capital programmes requiring loan sanction by the Government for 1966 and 1967 will be amended or reduced.

Mr. K. Robinson

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his statement on 27th July referred to the Government's intention to slow down the rate of expenditure on capital projects. I shall shortly be sending a circular to local authorities giving guidance as regards their health and welfare projects.