HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 c266W
Mr. Boscawen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that new legislation involving local authorities in additional expenditure will not be implemented until adequate additional finance has been made available.

Mr. Shore

No. But I can assure the hon. Member that I attach considerable importance to not adding unduly to local authorities' burdens at the present.