HC Deb 29 June 1976 vol 914 c93W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities were listed as overspent in their projections for 1976–77 in the preliminary returns discussed at the Consultative Council on Local Government Finance on 26th May 1976.

Mr. John Silkin

The overspend revealed by the returns relates to an excess over a national expenditure figure accepted in the rate support grant settlement, and was not used in discussion at the consultative council to identify an overspend in terms of individual authorities.

Mr. Charles Irving

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those local authorities which he regards as "spendthrifts".

Mr. John Silkin

I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member for Northampton, South (Mr. Morris) on 18th June.—[Vol. 913, c. 288.]