HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 c26W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the cost of local government in the area making up the new Sandwell area ; and how this compares with the costs of local government in the same area in the years 1970, 1971 and 1972.

Mr. Graham Page

My right hon. and learned Friend has made no estimates of costs of local government in specific areas. I suggest that the hon. Member seeks information on costs in previous years from the councils of the local authorities concerned—the county boroughs of Warley and West Bromwich.