§ 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.