§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the cuts in public expenditure in Wales announced during the Christmas Recess, including those by the Welsh National Water Authority.
§ Mr. John Morris
No cuts in public expenditure in Wales were announced during the Christmas Recess. On 23rd December a joint circular, Welsh Office No. 282/74, was issued to all local authorities in England and Wales emphasising the need to restrain the growth of local government expenditure in 1975–76. The 257W Welsh National Water Development Authority was recently told that its capital allocation for 1975–76 would be £36.8 million compared with £30 million for 1974–75.