HC Deb 10 July 1985 vol 82 cc478-9W
66. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he intends taking to introduce a new system of capital spending controls.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

We are considering a number of possible options with the local authority associations. We had a meeting with the associations on 20 May and there has been further correspondence since. Further work is being carried out, but I am not yet ready to bring forward proposals.