HC Deb 26 June 1985 vol 81 c388W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on Merseyside county council's current financial position and its anticipated overspend of £13 million above its rate-capped ceiling.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Merseyside county council fixed its budget and precept for 1985–86 on 7 March. It is for it to keep spending within available income.