HC Deb 14 July 1965 vol 716 c63W
44. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had with local authority associations, with a view to reorganising local government finance and relieving local authorities of some of their financial burdens; and if he will make a statement before the beginning of the Summer Recess.

Mr. Ross

The ground is being prepared for these consultations, but it is unlikely that I will be ready to make a statement before the House rises.