HC Deb 11 March 1975 vol 888 c112W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list those sections of statutes which impose mandatory expenditure on local authorities, and also those which give permissive powers to local authorities to spend money, indicating in each case the nature of the expenditure.

Mr. Crosland:

This information could not be obtained except at disproportionate expense.

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