HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 cc174-5W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the operation of section 94, controls on expenditure on capital projects undertaken by councils where long leaseback arrangements are made with (a) private sector organisations, (b) public sector bodies and (c) limited companies in which the local authority has a majority interest.

Mr. Ancram

[pursuant to his reply, 9 December 1986]: While we keep their operation under review, my right hon. and learned Friend and I are content that the controls on Scottish local authority capital expenditure operate satisfactorily in relation to projects of the kinds described in my hon. Friend's question.