HC Deb 14 February 1979 vol 962 cc541-2W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the expenditure of each local authority in Wales on new accommodation for its work since reorganisation of local government; and how much more is proposed.

Mr. John Morris

Local authorities do not need my approval for, nor do they notify me of, such expenditure. I regret,

Mr. John Morris

The following table shows the sums provided through central Government grants or grants in aid during the past five years. These figures understate the position, since a very wide range of further assistance such as expenditure on education, the arts, bilingual forms, and so on, is provided by Government Departments, local authorities and other bodies which it is not practicable to itemise.

therefore, that I cannot supply this information.