§ Mr. Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the system of setting local authority permitted capital expenditure limits.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced arrangements for local authority capital expenditure in 1985–86 in a statement to the House on 18 December 1984, at columns 164–65. In doing so, he said that he would be consulting the local authority associations about possible changes to the system for the longer term. Those discussions are now in train.