HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 c1100W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what advice on housing loan sanctions was given by telephone by his Department to district councils in Wales on Friday 23rd July.

Mr. Barry Jones

District councils were given advance notice of a letter issued by the Welsh Office on the same date requesting them not to let new housebuilding and associated contracts while the Welsh Office worked out how the controls on new housebuilding announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 22nd July as part of the cuts in public expenditure should be applied in Wales.