HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 cc293-4W
40. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in the light of paragraph 14 of Command Paper No. 3073, he will now urge the Greater London Council to reconsider its proposed early introduction of a large and expensive public relations and information service.

Mr. Crossman

No. The Greater London Council, like other local authorities, is aware of the need to ensure all proper economies in expenditure at this time. It is for each council to consider how economy can best be achieved.

I can assure the right hon. Gentleman, however, that, in the light of the special meeting of the Greater London Council last Tuesday, it is clear that these proposals will be reconsidered in the appropriate Committees before the Council returns from its summer recess.