HC Deb 15 December 1976 vol 922 c730W
Mr. Fairgrieve

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he expects there to be a rise in Scottish rates if the legislation envisaged in the Queen's Speech to encourage the enlargement of the scope of local authority direct labour departments takes place.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

The purpose of the Bill will be to remove unnecessary restrictions on the wider use of efficient direct labour organisations, without increasing public expenditure.

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