§ 33. Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking with regard to public expenditure control in the light of the report of the Audit Commission on capital spending.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has welcomed the Audit Commission's report on capital expenditure controls in local government in England—Vol. 78, column 786. Account will be taken of it in his review of the local authority capital control system and any action will follow the conclusion of that review.