HC Deb 26 November 1986 vol 106 c259W
Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the county councils currently regarded by his Department as low spenders.

Mr. Chope

In the Government's view every local authority has scope to obtain better value for money through increased efficiency. Therefore no local authority can be described as a low spender in the sense that it cannot make further economies.