HC Deb 06 November 1980 vol 991 cc657-8W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the implications of the amendment made in the House of Lords to clause 68 of the Local Government, Planning and Land (No. 2) Bill, which would permit a local authority to increase its expenditure allocations by the amount of the profits of a trading undertaking, such as an airport.

Mr. King

The amendment to clause 68 (now clause 72) of the Bill to permit an authority to increase its expenditure by the amount of profits on a trading undertaking will permit increased capital expenditure by certain local authorities. It will not, however, permit the national ceiling on the aggregate of local authority capital expenditure to be increased.