§ Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many circulars, and on what dates, have been issued to local authorities in Scotland since 1965 inviting them either to increase or decrease the contracts they propose to place for construction work.
§ Mr. William Ross
Nine circulars calling for additions to or reductions in local authority capital expenditure have been issued on the following dates. The list excludes supplementary circulars dealing with specific services: 6th August 1965; 28th February 1966; 19th August 1966; 18th December 1967; 30th May 1968; 13th July 1971; 24th May 1973; 11th October 1973; 19th December 1973.