HC Deb 17 June 1975 vol 893 cc406-7W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated capital debt of the Bedfordshire County Council; and up to what figure may the county borrow during the next financial year.

Mr. Oakes

The gross loan debt of Bedfordshire County Council at 31st March 1975 is estimated to be £42.5 million. Local authorities are not given an overall borrowing authorisation for each financial year. What they may borrow depends upon the total of approvals given for a variety of purposes.