HC Deb 07 March 1979 vol 963 c692W
30. Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total sum underspent by local authorities in 1977–78; and what is the best estimate he can form of probable under or over spending in 1978–79.

Mr. Shore

The following table compares the original public expenditure plans for current and capital expenditure by local authorities in England and Wales and the estimates of outturn incorporated in the latest public expenditure White Paper—Cmnd. 7439.

ment have extended Telford's catchment area for industry to cover firms in nearly the whole of the West Midands region. We hope that this will help to provide the necessary jobs, but we shall continue to watch the position.