HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c326W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the increase of local government expenditure for 1975–76 necessary to maintain services at existing levels.

Mr. John Silkin

The joint working groups of departmental and local authority officials are just starting preparing forecasts of local authority expenditure for 1975–76. There will be no detailed estimates available until these have completed their work, in the autumn.