HC Deb 26 November 1971 vol 826 cc464-5W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he proposes to make to the proposal of the Confederation of British Industry that the Government should encourage further spending by local authorities, in addition to its decision to authorise additional expenditure of £162 million between now and March, 1973.

Mr. Peter Walker

If further schemes satisfying the conditions of the special infrastructure works programme are proposed by local authorities in development and intermediate areas I would be prepared to consider them.